\ 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

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of stomp in a Sentence

Verb He stomped angrily out of the room. The fans were stomping their feet and shouting.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Alternately, in the interest of pleasing Beltway civility umpires, the Democrats can sit back and watch as Republicans stomp out any remaining embers of fairness and equality in America’s electoral system. David Faris, The New Republic, "Four New Justices, No Matter What," 22 Sep. 2020 Dueling mobs choreograph simultaneous arrivals at diplomatic ceasefires, and stomp their feet for dramatic collective percussion. Darren Franich,, "Fargo season 4 has a lot of nothing to say about America: Review," 14 Sep. 2020 His decision to help stomp out the flames along his regular running trail near Fort McDowell Mountain Regional Park, north of Fountain Hills, was captured by a helicopter in a video that went viral on social media on Thursday. Emily Wilder, The Arizona Republic, "'The right thing to do': Jogger stomped out brush fire for 2 hours before helicopter captured viral video," 25 Aug. 2020 Photography at Berghain is, in normal times, strictly taboo (bartenders have been known to stomp on smartphones and blacklist anyone attempting to sneak a selfie). Diana Hubbell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Instead of All-Night Techno, Berlin’s Clubs Are Hosting Immersive Art Shows," 25 Aug. 2020 Crowds usually stomp down thick rough outside the ropes, so a player might draw a good lie even after hitting a shot way off line. Ron Kroichick,, "Tiger Woods’ surreal introduction punctuates strange scene at PGA Championship," 6 Aug. 2020 Crowds usually stomp down thick rough outside the ropes, so a player might draw a good lie even after hitting a shot way off line. Ron Kroichick,, "GLF—PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 0807," 6 Aug. 2020 The way the crowds stomp an insistent rhythm into the pavement feels like a Diasporic clarion call. Washington Post, "My daughter’s dancing in the rain reminded me of the power of black joy," 19 June 2020 When banished to his room, for rudeness or cursing or being mean to the girls, Izidor would stomp up the stairs and blast Romanian music or bang on his door from the inside with his fists or a shoe. Melissa Fay Greene, The Atlantic, "Can an Unloved Child Learn to Love?," 18 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ahead, take a stomp through our field guide to the biggest boot trends for fall. Emily Ruane,, "Stomp Through Our Field Guide To Fall’s 6 Trendiest Boots," 18 Sep. 2020 And quite a few folks who watched replays from various angles believe Morris’ stomp was purposefully aimed. Dallas News, "Did Marcus Morris purposely step on Luka Doncic’s sprained left ankle? If Mavs needed extra motivation for Game 6, they got it," 26 Aug. 2020 Sprinkled across that land are more than a dozen ceremonial grounds where citizens meet to tend sacred fires and participate in stomp-dance ceremonies. Jack Healy,, "For Oklahoma tribe, vindication at long last," 11 July 2020 Ponte Winery hosts its 17th annual Grape Stomp, an all-inclusive festival that features a gourmet dinner, wine, live music, dancing and a grape stomp competition. 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: San Diego Festival of Beer celebrates 25 years of cancer activism," 19 Sep. 2019 This is how the human race ends: with the shallow clang of metal on metal, a squalling screech, the heavy stomp and throb of percussion. Judy Berman, Time, "Grimes Tried to Make a Soundtrack for the End of the World. The Result Is Surprisingly Timid," 21 Feb. 2020 But with a sinister stomp, an Illinois player evoked images of the Big Blue Nation's greatest nemesis. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Illinois player pulls a 'Laettner,' and Kentucky basketball fans know what that means," 22 Jan. 2020 The percussive dance style known as stepping — a thundering blend of stomps, claps and shouts — began at African-American fraternities and sororities, though its roots date from the early 20th century. Brian Schaefer, New York Times, "10 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend," 26 Apr. 2018 Sonically, the set also helped spark the decade's stomp-and-clap folk-rock movement, as did the sounds of the Lumineers, among others. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "The Decade in Rock Charts: Imagine Dragons On Fire, High-Flying Twenty One Pilots & More," 14 Nov. 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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25 Sep 2020

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“Stomp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce stomp (audio)

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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