verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for stump
Origin of stump
OTHER WORDS FROM stumpstumpless, adjectivestumplike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for stump
Bob Kaiser, chief of tropical diseases at the CDC, was stumped by the descriptions of the fever.
When the Norwegian duo Ylvis posed it this summer, it stumped us good.Most-Watched YouTube Videos of 2013: Ylvis, Harlem Shake & More (WATCH)|Jimmy So|December 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Barbie Latza Nadeau on the morbid case that has Italian authorities stumped.
The two young girls are now the only known witnesses to a crime that has so far stumped French investigators.
It was here, alone in his cabin, feeling irrevocably stumped, that Dylan, as if out of nowhere, had his major breakthrough.Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine Explores Creativity for Capitalists|Casey Schwartz|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A month later, he turned sharp round, ere half a morning walk was completed, and stumped back to the house.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
He flattered himself that by timely suggestion he had stumped at least half a dozen would-be candidates for Mildreds hand.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa
Well, nobody could think of anything to do—everybody was stumped, and set still.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Newton smiled his thanks to the considerate old pensioners, as they stumped out of the door, and left him alone with his father.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
As soon as Welcome could jerk the pin loose, he whirled and stumped furiously back in the direction of Chub and Penny.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for stump
- (often plural) a leg
- stir one's stumps to move or become active