verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of stump
Related formsstump·less, adjectivestump·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for stump
They are model citizens, the kind of people whose lives might be used as exemplary stories by a politician in a stump speech.
Plus “The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth/And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath”?
Looking to turn back the tide or at least hold it back for one more election, Clinton will stump in Benton County next week.Bubba Goes Back to the Briar Patch: Bill Clinton’s Arkansas Obsession|Patricia Murphy|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Republicans and Democrats love bashing lobbyists on the stump.
As Cochran said on the stump and in ads, he is a pro-life, NRA-endorsed conservative who opposes Obamacare.How Thad Cochran Pulled Off a Win Over Chris McDaniel (Simple, Really)|Stuart Stevens|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mortgage they had to work off was a stump; but faith and Luclarion's dairy did it.Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
This morning I saw him hold up two fingers, the third crooked, in sign of the remaining "two and a stump."Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
On examination after death, the termination of the vein on the surface of the stump was open, and in a sloughy condition.
Reddy stopped and stood up on his hind legs so as to see if the top of that stump was hollow.Bowser The Hound|Thornton W. Burgess
Bonaparte, watching his master, ran around the tree again and squatting on his stump of a tail grinned likewise.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
British Dictionary definitions for stump
- (often plural) a leg
- stir one's stumps to move or become active