What will he do if the populist rage he refused to quell or failed to tamp town turns more sinister?
Once anti-American protests start in on some supposed grievance, our ability to tamp down tensions is very limited.
To some degree, Washington colludes with China to tamp down the nuclear threat from North Korea.
And the ruling party became expert in using fear and selective intimidation to tamp down the vote.
Smiley, meanwhile, tried to tamp down fears by comparing the Ebola outbreak to the SARS outbreak of 2003.
To this he affixed a cap and fuse, and clapping on his tamp of clay, lit the fuse, and ran into the tunnel.
I could tamp a keg of powder so snugly into the hole of those skunks!
Into this hole the pile is dropped, and the sea-waves in a moment fill in and tamp the sand around it.
It is always a profitable labor to tamp the ground firmly about all the posts every spring.
Then add sufficient of above solution to hold it together without being plastic, as that would be too wet to tamp.
1819, "to fill (a hole containing an explosive) with dirt or clay before blasting," a workmen's word, perhaps a back-formation from tampion, that word being mistaken as a present participle (*tamping).