Definition of tamp
: a tool for tamping
Recent Examples of tamp from the Web
Emanuel, for his part, is trying to boost officer morale and tamp down violence on the South and West sides, which some blame on officers scaling back activity to avoid trouble.
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First Known Use of tamp
TAMP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tamp for English Language Learners
: to press (something) down by hitting it lightly
TAMP Defined for Kids
Definition of tamp for Students
: to press down or in by hitting lightly She tamped down the soil.
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