stomping ground


Definition of stomping ground

: a favorite or habitual resort also : familiar territory

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Examples of stomping ground in a Sentence

The mall was their stomping ground. a major part of the fun of alumni weekend is visiting the old stomping grounds

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Rackspace is subleasing part of its Windcrest headquarters for the first time since turning the boarded-up Windsor Park Mall into its stomping grounds more than a decade ago. Madison Iszler,, "For the first time, Rackspace is subleasing space at its HQ," 1 Aug. 2019 The Giants often make their final visit to Bochy’s stomping grounds in the final month of the season. San Francisco Chronicle, "July 31, 2019," 31 July 2019 The annual match and summertime fête overlooking the New York City skyline has become a stomping grounds for A-listers (Michael B. Jordan and Jennifer Lawrence were among attendees this year), champagne enthusiasts, and influencers. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nacho Figueras Wants Us to Know the Real Prince Harry," 17 June 2019 The slow-moving revival of Asbury Park—known best as Bruce Springsteen’s early stomping grounds—had stalled. Keiko Morris, WSJ, "Developer Counts on Selling $6 Million Condos in Asbury Park, N.J.," 26 Mar. 2019 The collection was informed by his West 50s stomping grounds, with Studio 54 playing the lead role. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 10 Shows of New York Fashion Week Fall 2019," 14 Feb. 2019 London artist Richard Wilson is working on a 60-foot mural of Smith in a project at 4545 Girard Ave. in the actor’s old West Philadelphia stomping grounds. Nick Vadala,, "Will Smith is finally getting his own mural in West Philadelphia," 1 June 2018 Cain slugged the first pitch of the game for a home run and right-hander Jhoulys Chacín did some good work in his old Coors Field stomping ground, sparking the Brewers to a 5-2 victory Thursday night over the Colorado Rockies. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers 5, Rockies 2: Cain ignites offense with lead-off homer, Chacin gets job done," 10 May 2018 The scientists placed geophones, which convert ground vibrations into electronic signals, near the stomping grounds of wild elephants in Kenya. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Earthquake-Monitoring Technology May Help Protect Elephants from Poachers," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of stomping ground

1854, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stomping ground

US : a place where someone likes to go or often goes

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