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
Warren will probably be out there all right—stumping for Hillary, not against her.Yes, Pundits, Hillary Has the 2016 Nomination in the Bag|Robert Shrum|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He best illustrates this skill when stumping on behalf of divorced fathers.
Soon after he was seen stumping for the Assad regime in his ancestor's conflagrated homeland.Abdel el-Zabayar: From Parliament to the Frontlines|Mac Margolis|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Except that she comes under a brutal assault led by John McCain, whose wrath she earned while stumping for Obama in 2008.
The candidate, a long shot at the time, seemed to be spending an inordinate amount of time stumping in Iowa before the caucuses.Obama’s Second-Term Surprise: Politics Not As Usual|James Warren|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And, with pleased puckers at the corners of his eyes, Mr. Felsburg turned away and went stumping out.Those Times And These|Irvin S. Cobb
A ponderous man came stumping down the sidewalk, swinging his shoulders.
He strode toward Captain Wass when the old mariner came stumping down the companionway.
Mr. Simeon once said of him, “All of us are going stumping along on the surface of earth, but Mr. Gandy rises right into Heaven!”Edward Hoare, M.A.|Edward Hoare
Surrounding the shell, stumping curiously about it and touching it with their shapeless hands, were dozens of the Zeudians.Astounding Stories, April, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for stump
- (often plural) a leg
- stir one's stumps to move or become active