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stumping

verb
present participle of stump

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1 to move heavily or clumsily
  • the seemingly endless parade finally ended, and the drummers and tuba players stumped wearily to their buses

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2 to invite (someone) to take part in a contest or to perform a feat
  • when my grandfather was a kid, he and his friends would stump one another to dive into the local swimming hole

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“Stumping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stumping. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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