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tamp

play
verb \ˈtamp\

Definition of tamp

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drive in or down by a succession of light or medium blows tamp wet concrete

  3. 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 3tap


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tamp

noun

Definition of tamp

  1. :  a tool for tamping

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First Known Use of tamp

1920


TAMP Defined for English Language Learners

tamp

play
verb

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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