\ˈstämp, 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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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

If your spirit animal is a romping, stomping dinosaur: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Other than a quick appearance from Jeff Goldblum, the humans are just window dressing and/or snack food. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Your ultimate Fourth of July movie guide: A suggestion for every holiday scenario," 29 June 2018 Drowned in ambient club lights in an empty warehouse, Charli stomps around the premises with prowess, making the huge empty space seem small. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Charli XCX Releases Commanding Music Video for '5 in the Morning': Watch," 27 June 2018 After ending the inning with a strikeout, Keuchel stomped down the dugout steps while shouting on his way into the tunnel. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Balk secures Astros' first four-game sweep of Rangers," 11 June 2018 On the computer screen before us, a 3-D rendering of a naked man was stomping around a virtual apartment. Susannah Breslin, The Atlantic, "Porn’s Uncanny Valley," 1 June 2018 Lilly plays Hope van Dyne: a brilliant scientist who uses a similar size-morphing suit to stomp through bad guys in a quest to rescue her mother — played by Michelle Pfeiffer — who is trapped in the mysterious quantum realm. Eli Wolfe,, "‘Ant-Man’ Paul Rudd talks tiny insects and Skywalker Ranch," 2 July 2018 Two strangers approach one another to stomp their feet against the pavement. Kristin Braswell, Vogue, "The Caribbean Carnivals You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer," 24 June 2018 Jokes about genitals are frequent and anything approaching subtlety is summarily stomped on. Trevor Fraser,, "Review: S#IT: Unauthorized Musical Parody of Stephen King's It - Fringe 2018," 14 May 2018 Gay rights activists would continue to confront him in public over the next two years, showing up to boo, stomp shout, and rush the stage at his weekly television show tapings. Sascha Cohen, Smithsonian, "How Gay Activists Challenged the Politics of Civility," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Audience members follow dancers into different rooms where the undead stomp on large wooden tables (there’s a bar, but maybe don’t put your drink down), swing from the rafters, and literally throw themselves into the movement. Ellen Dunkel,, "Brian Sanders' trippy, witty dance with the undead," 10 May 2018 And today, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler took a cautious step into the swamp stomp, announcing plans to launch a self-driving car pilot somewhere in Silicon Valley, next year. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Mercedes Will Launch Self-Driving Taxis in California Next Year," 10 July 2018 The man falls to the ground, one of the suspects stomps on his head. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Dad was waiting for his son to finish at soccer. Teens beat him up and took the car, video shows," 22 June 2018 All that adds up to something that feels like secular gospel, complete with the stomps. Allison P. Davis, The Cut, "Serpentwithfeet’s Songs Feel Like a Hug," 22 June 2018 Dressed in all black with a handful of ice-white jewelry lacing his neck, Scott controlled the energy of the crowd with every stomp, jump and taunting grin while on stage. Bianca Gracie, Billboard, "Travis Scott Transforms His Headlining Governors Ball Set Into a Personal Rage Fest," 3 June 2018 The foursome stomp and splash in the shallow water filling their performance space, in which the backdrop's dramatic, flashing lights are reflected. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Walk the Moon Drop Passionate 'Kamikaze' Music Video: Watch," 16 Apr. 2018 That style — with its shout-along refrains — has always been heavily percussive, with a touch of hip-hop in the rhythms of Reynolds’ phrasing, and even the suggestion of 21st-century work songs in the stomp of the music. John Adamian,, "Imagine Dragons Coming To Xfinity Theater," 26 May 2018 But then comes a thump that grows to a stomp, and T. rex roars in to break up the party. Mark Washburn, charlotteobserver, "The Dinosaur King in the Queen City? Charlotte kids might not believe the size of this experience | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018

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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

: to put (your foot) down forcefully and noisily


\ˈstämp, ˈstȯmp\
stomped; stomping

Kids Definition of stomp

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

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