\ ˈstämp How to pronounce stomp (audio) , ˈstȯmp\
stomped; stomping; stomps

Definition of stomp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to walk with a loud heavy step usually in anger stomped out of the office in a fit
2 : stamp sense 2 stomped on the brakes



Definition of stomp (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : a jazz dance marked by heavy stamping

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Synonyms & Antonyms for stomp

Synonyms: Verb

barge, clump, flog [British], flounder, galumph, lumber, lump, plod, pound, scuff, scuffle, shamble, shuffle, slog, slough, stamp, stumble, stump, tramp, tromp, trudge

Antonyms: Verb

breeze, coast, glide, slide, waltz, whisk

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Examples of stomp in a Sentence


He stomped angrily out of the room. The fans were stomping their feet and shouting.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The hope is that one day those now extinct beasts will be stomping around Pleistocene Park, thriving in the Anthropocene. Katie Orlinsky, National Geographic, "Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.," 16 Aug. 2019 Austin took a show firmly rooted in second place to Ted Turner’s WCW and proceeded to stomp a mud hole through the competition en route to becoming an anti-authority, beer-drinking, ass-kicking icon. Justin Barrasso,, "'Stone Cold' Steve Austin Looks Back at How Monday Night Raw Made Him a Star," 22 July 2019 This annual celebration of culture sponsored by the Italian American Heritage Foundation will also feature cooking demonstrations, food booths, cultural exhibits and the always-popular grape-stomping contest. Anda Chu, The Mercury News, "San Jose festa celebrates Italian culture," 24 Aug. 2019 Elettra’s lifeless body remains onstage danced around in fast foot-stomping steps by Arikitau Tantau, a native dancer from the Pacific island of Kiribati that is being inundated by rising sea levels. Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: How two top directors are teaching Europe the L.A. School of Opera," 23 Aug. 2019 The verdict is likely to quiet the anger in the United States prompted by his arrest and detention following a street brawl in Stockholm in late June in which the rapper was accused of stomping on a man after throwing him to the ground. Rick Noack,, "Swedish court finds rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault but orders no prison time," 14 Aug. 2019 The government has also been accused of stomping out dissent through political detentions, torture and extrajudicial killings. Isa Soares And Jackie Castillo, CNN, "Venezuelan opposition and Maduro government to hold talks in Barbados," 8 July 2019 The website said other danger warnings consist of stomping their feet and snorting loudly. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A deer and dog had a wild encounter in a Wauwatosa backyard," 10 June 2019 Melbourne police arrested a man accused of stomping ducklings to death, according to a report in Florida Today. Stephen Hudak,, "'I think this guy really has some issues,' 911 caller says about Brevard man who stomped on ducklings: report," 13 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The match started with a blitz from Rollins, who threw kicks and stomps at Lesnar, but without success. Aaron Oster,, "Seth Rollins cleanly beats Brock Lesnar, regains title at WWE Summerslam," 12 Aug. 2019 The event will include grape stomps, food trucks, wine and craft beer. Los Angeles Times, "Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals," 23 Aug. 2019 Kids can get purple feet at the grape stomp, families can enjoy performances by flag throwers (flown in from Florence, Italy) and everyone will enjoy the Venetian circus show. Laura Daily And Bryan K. Chavez, The Know, "An Italian fest in Lakewood, dogs take over Water World and more cheap things to do in Denver this month," 4 Sep. 2019 Grape stomp set for Saturday at vineyard Orfila Vineyards and Winery’s 26th annual Grape Stomp is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the vineyard in Escondido. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Local Sierra Club marks environmental milestones," 21 Aug. 2019 This annual celebration includes all sorts of Italian food, wine, a grape stomp, bocce games, an Italian flag throwing demonstration, live entertainment and a cooking stage with culinary demos. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "7 fabulous Bay Area food festivals this summer," 13 July 2019 This year's Clubhouse Festival will feature a headline performance from Rezz, who just dropped her metal-meets-industrial stomp madness EP Beyond the Senses. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Rezz, Madeon & More to Headline Clubhouse Festival 2019 in Maryland," 31 July 2019 That move fired up Rollins, who flew into a rage and pinned Corbin after multiple stomps. Aaron Oster,, "Brock Lesnar cashes in at ‘Extreme Rules’ to become Universal Champion again," 15 July 2019 Then Hess had his high-fiveless stomp through teammates after allowing the game-winning run with a walk and a sacrifice fly. Brody Miller,, "Despite Todd Peterson ‘heroics,’ LSU bullpen falls off in game one loss," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of stomp


1803, in the meaning defined at transitive sense


circa 1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stomp


by alteration

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English Language Learners Definition of stomp

: to walk or move with very heavy or noisy steps
chiefly US : to put (your foot) down forcefully and noisily


\ ˈstämp How to pronounce stomp (audio) , ˈstȯmp\
stomped; stomping

Kids Definition of stomp

: to walk heavily or noisily : stamp He stomped angrily away.

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