In Washington, being the guy on a mission to stamp out leaks is a bit like being the lone narc at Woodstock.
Should I stamp out the radicals so that we could keep our money?
stamp out some rounds for covers with a fluted cutter two sizes smaller than that used for the cases.
Cut in squares or stamp out into fancy shapes, and fry in butter.
When cold, stamp out with a pastry cutter, or cut into little squares, and fry in the remainder of the butter.
He should be able to quell a mutiny, check a mob or stamp out a rebellion.
The measures of compulsion that had been used to stamp out every vestige of the old religion were put into use against the new.
Conquer and stamp out all these things to which you and I and all men of intelligence object.
Major Grumpy, sir, fought bravely to stamp out the evil which our play depicts with such pathos.
We are going, one of these days, to stamp out the thirteenth colony.
Old English stempan "to pound in a mortar, stamp," from Proto-Germanic *stampojanan (cf. Old Norse stappa, Middle Dutch stampen, Old High German stampfon, German stampfen "to stamp with the foot, beat, pound," German Stampfe "pestle"), from nasalized form of PIE root *stebh- "to support, place firmly on" (cf. Greek stembein "to trample, misuse;" see staff (n.)). The meaning "impress or mark (something) with a die" is first recorded 1560.
Related: Stamped; stamping. To stamp out "extinguish (a fire) by stamping on it" is attested from 1851 in the figurative sense. Stamping ground "one's particular territory" (1821) is from the notion of animals. Italian stampa "stamp, impression," Spanish estampar "to stamp, print," French estamper "to stamp, impress" are Germanic loan-words.
mid-15c., "stamping tool," from stamp (v.). Sense of "official mark or imprint" (to certify that duty has been paid on what has been printed or written) dates from 1540s; transferred 1837 to adhesive labels issued by governments to serve the same purpose as impressed stamps. Stamp-collecting is from 1862.