verb (used with object)
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Examples from the Web for tamp
Smiley, meanwhile, tried to tamp down fears by comparing the Ebola outbreak to the SARS outbreak of 2003.
There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing.CDC Director: First U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Critically Ill’|Abby Haglage|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, water filter makers put a bit of bactericide in their products to tamp down the infestation.
To some degree, Washington colludes with China to tamp down the nuclear threat from North Korea.
An executive of the National Auto Dealers Association claimed it would shut people out of the new car market and tamp down sales.The Chicken Littles Are Wrong: Environmental Regulations Always Spur Innovation|Daniel Gross|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To this he affixed a cap and fuse, and clapping on his tamp of clay, lit the fuse, and ran into the tunnel.The White Mice|Richard Harding Davis
Into this hole the pile is dropped, and the sea-waves in a moment fill in and tamp the sand around it.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman
Tampion, tamp′i-un, n. the stopper used to close the mouth of a cannon or mortar.
I could tamp a keg of powder so snugly into the hole of those skunks!The Face of the Fields|Dallas Lore Sharp
Machines designed to tamp the concrete and strike it off to the required cross section are also employed for finishing.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg