\ 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 The announcement comes as the U.S. tries to stomp out the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the virus, which has nearly every state in the country, including Michigan, dealing with high levels of transmission and hospitalizations. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 24 Sep. 2021 Australia had managed to nearly stomp out the local spread of Covid-19 inside its borders at the start of this year by implementing some of the strictest lockdown and quarantine measures in the world. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 The Forest Service this month vowed to stomp out every fire that ignites — a statement of political necessity that left many ecologists grimacing at the implications for the landscape. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2021 Learning to strike, stomp and subdue a potential attacker tops the list. Abigail Adams,, 4 Aug. 2021 Later, young Big is saved from danger (both fecal and physical) when Deer Lady shows up to stomp some dudes who are trying to rob the local corner store. Kali Simmons, Vulture, 30 Aug. 2021 The fourth inning offered an intriguing glimpse of Sale’s ability to stomp on the gas pedal., 21 Aug. 2021 Monsoon rains moving into the West could stomp out some of the fires, but lightning and gusty winds could contribute to new ones. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 2 Aug. 2021 In the regular season, the sequence might have inspired Mad Max to stomp a couple laps around the man. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 14 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Emerson String Quartet, which for 45 years has dominated the genre with playing that ranges from tripping elegance to brutal stomp, will spend the next two years saying good-bye. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 17 Sep. 2021 The lyrics and stomp reverberate throughout the kitchen and into the house., 8 Sep. 2021 Thiago Andrade initially saw a yellow card for a stomp on Ferreira in stoppage time, but after the Video Assistant Referee sent the center official to watch it again on the monitor, the decision was changed to red. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 The Emerson String Quartet, a mild-mannered foursome that for 45 years has dominated its genre with playing that ranges from tripping elegance to brutal stomp, is closing up shop. Justin Davidson, Vulture, 26 Aug. 2021 The sitar and the vaguely Eastern-sounding melody get most of the attention, but this first-person tale of grief wouldn’t have been half so menacing without Watts’s dark, unrelenting stomp during the verses., 25 Aug. 2021 The force from the stomp pushed Gailyard to the concrete. Chris Harris,, 4 Aug. 2021 The Cute One goes helter skelter on the mic for this downhome stomp. Matt Wake |, al, 18 June 2021 At anything less than a stomp, the brake pedal is easily modulated and never falters. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 20 Apr. 2021

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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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8 Oct 2021

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“Stomp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of stomp

: to walk or move with very heavy or noisy steps
: 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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