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

intransitive verb

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


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: a jazz dance marked by heavy stamping

Example Sentences

Verb He stomped angrily out of the room. The fans were stomping their feet and shouting.
Recent Examples on the Web
Sit in a chair and move your arms, stomp your feet, bend your knees or do jumping jacks sitting down. Brenda Cain, cleveland, 2 Jan. 2023 Only someone with a tattoo as bold as theirs would be able to tear a room apart and stomp their feet loud and clear atop a table surrounded by what appear to be generic music industry executives. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 14 July 2022 When that hour arrives, stomp the balloon to see what's up next. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 23 Feb. 2023 Such is the state of the Sacred Heart Academy basketball program, which continued to stomp its Kentucky competition Sunday in its quest for a third straight state championship. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 12 Feb. 2023 Most of them stomp around petulantly, proclaiming their prowess at spelling. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2023 Stomp, stomp up the stairs go the students; slap, slap go their mats onto the uncarpeted floor. Meredith Maran, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2023 Abelen’s comrades will stomp their feet, beat their chests, and stick out their tongues. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 26 Dec. 2022 This usually happens to the sound of someone marking the rhythm with a song, as workers stomp in a synchronized and more effective way while embracing each other. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021
The banjo and mandolin seasoning, the clap-and-stomp sweep, the whisper-then-shout dynamic — it was all heard repeatedly during his 90-minute set in Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel, 12 Feb. 2023 In the game, players beat, snipe, garotte, stab, stomp, blast, and burn infected by the dozen. Will Bedingfield, WIRED, 12 Jan. 2023 In the final movie dive, Gabrielle Anwar’s Sonora Webster reaches her hands out for Lightning and listens to every amplified stomp of those hooves up the ramp; the audience gets that slow-motion listening, too. T Kira Madden,, 3 Aug. 2021 Sharpe also built a guitar effects pedalboard, which organizes and optimizes stomp-boxes, for him. Matt Wake |, al, 6 Feb. 2023 And nerves were definitely present, just not for the Outlaws in the season-opening stomp. Dallas News, 7 May 2022 This suggested that knot failure is based on some interplay between the swing and stomp. Charles Choi, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2017 Teenage boys in basketball jerseys and sneakers confidently led a number of invitational dances, hauling up bashful guardsmen twice their height onto the gym floor to dance and stomp along. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Dec. 2022 The rapping — much of it delivered in triplets — was a glittery stomp. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History



by alteration

First Known Use


1803, in the meaning defined at transitive sense


circa 1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stomp was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Stomp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: stamp entry 1 sense 2
stomped angrily out of the room
stomp noun
stomper noun

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