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tamp

play
transitive verb \ˈtamp\

Definition of tamp

  1. 1 :  to drive in or down by a succession of light or medium blows <tamp wet concrete>

  2. 2 :  to put a check on :  reduce, lessen <tamp down rumors>

tamper

noun

Origin and Etymology of tamp

probably back-formation from obsolete tampion, tampin plug, from Middle English, from Middle French tapon, tampon, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German zapho tap — more at tap


First Known Use: 1834


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tamp

noun

Definition of tamp

  1. :  a tool for tamping

1920

First Known Use of tamp

1920


TAMP Defined for English Language Learners

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tamp

play
transitive verb \ˈtamp\

Definition of tamp for English Language Learners

  • : to press (something) down by hitting it lightly


TAMP Defined for Kids

tamp

play
verb \ˈtamp\

Definition of tamp for Students

tamped

tamping

  1. :  to press down or in by hitting lightly <She tamped down the soil.>


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