\ 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 That was former Michigan football linebacker Devin Bush’s explanation for stomping the Spartan logo a year ago at Spartan Stadium. Michael Prisuta, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan vs. Michigan State: Steelers' Devin Bush, Justin Layne remember 'The Stomp'," 13 Nov. 2019 According to police, surveillance video from the area shows Hawthorne repeatedly hitting the man in the head and then running and stomping his face. Doug Phillips,, "Cops: Man viciously pummeled by suspect who then climbs gate into police compound," 11 Nov. 2019 As Draymond Green untucked his jersey and stomped toward the locker room Monday night, Warriors fans stood to bid him farewell. Connor Letourneau,, "Porous defense dooms Warriors against Utah as they lose fourth straight," 11 Nov. 2019 The Houston Astros arrived back in town early Monday after stomping the Washington Nationals in Game 5 of the World Series this weekend. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, "Astros return to Houston with 3-2 World Series lead, greeted by fans at Minute Maid Park," 28 Oct. 2019 But don’t go stomping through the deep swamps: those areas are delicate and vital to the ecosystem and should be protected as such. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Colonies of Rare Butterfly Discovered in Alabama by Chance," 25 Oct. 2019 Tommies quarterback Tommy Dolan noticeably slipped on a few drop backs, and there were many times during the game when players and officials alike were stomping down loose chunks of turf. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "State of Allianz Field after Tommie-Johnnie game: ‘We kind of tore it up’," 19 Oct. 2019 Scherzer lives up to his Mad Max nickname, grunting and cursing and stomping around the mound while getting into the high 90s on his fastball. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Nats eye good Series starts from Scherzer, Strasburg et al," 18 Oct. 2019 The group's latest EP Sunshine Of My Life dropped on mau5trap today, and the four-song collection is dark-stomp industrial to the max. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Flosstradamus, Krewella, Devault & More," 18 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As the ensemble expands across the floor into tight, multi-layered floor patterns, dancers explode into propulsive skips, stomps, kicks, squats, lunges., "Black Grace’s ‘Kiona and the Little Bird Suite’ takes flight - The Boston Globe," 28 Oct. 2019 The Toe Jammers did not compete in the 2018 stomp, when the Reds, Whites & Brews took first place, so one wonders how Reds, Whites & Brews would do matched up with the Toe Jammers. Ramona Sentinel, "Scenes from 2019 Ramona Grape Stomp," 2 Oct. 2019 The festival, which usually draws 4,500 merrymakers, will include a grape stomp, live music, dancing, food trucks and a fall arts-and-crafts show, plus a kids zone. Los Angeles Times, "Test your grape-stomping skills at these fall festivals," 23 Aug. 2019 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

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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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The first known use of stomp was in 1803

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17 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Stomp.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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