\ 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 Since that deal doesn't expire until January 2021, today's announcement confirms that Peacock will have to wait before stomping into Scranton. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "NBC Peacock is Comcast’s dive into the crazy streaming-video fray," 17 Sep. 2019 The next day, or week, someone else was choked or shot in the back or stomped to death. Imani Perry, Time, "'I Will Not Allow That to Be Your Life.' A Mother's Letter to Her Black Sons on Growing Up in America," 17 Sep. 2019 On Tuesday morning, less than 48 hours after the Ravens had stomped the Miami Dolphins in their season opener, 25 second- and third-year players ambled into the auditorium at the team’s headquarters in Owings Mills. Childs Walker,, "Life after football: Former Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain asks current players to contemplate the future," 13 Sep. 2019 Townsend’s tactical shift appeared to unsettle Andreescu, who muttered and fidgeted and stomped. Gerald Marzorati, The New Yorker, "Bianca Andreescu Makes the Case for More Attention in Her Victory Over Taylor Townsend," 3 Sep. 2019 Team Penske on ovals Roger Penske’s team has not lost on an oval since Rossi curb stomped the field at Pocono last August for Andretti Autosport. Christopher Deharde, Indianapolis Star, "Three things to watch for at IndyCar race at Gateway," 23 Aug. 2019 Combined with the suit’s high health, stomp ability, and fast-firing combat shotgun, facing off against one is all but a death sentence, save for rare situations in which a group of players can shred enough of its health fast enough to avoid defeat. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Fortnite’s next tournament will also be its most controversial, thanks to mech suits," 16 Aug. 2019 The graphic video portrays a violent scene inside the correctional facility, with punching, kicking, and head stomping. Ben Kesslen, NBC News, "Video shows inmates attacking New Mexico prison guards," 2 Aug. 2019 Jurassic World Alive Dinosaurs have escaped from Jurassic World and are stomping through cities like yours. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Explore augmented reality with 'Harry Potter,' 'Jurassic World,' and 'Angry Birds' games," 6 July 2019 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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20 Oct 2019

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The first known use of stomp was in 1803

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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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