verb (used with object)
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Origin of tamp
Examples from the Web for tamping
But behind the scenes, senate aides have been tamping down expectations for a quick fix.
The lingering financial crisis, the sequester, and ill-timed austerity are tamping down jobs growth.Robotic Technologies Could Aggravate the U.S. Problem of Slow Jobs Growth|Robert Shapiro|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When finished, the tamping tool would ring as though it was in solid rock.Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910|James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
The two men stood up, tamping out their weeds, and went out with Doc.Badge of Infamy|Lester del Rey
Mr. Hargis: In tamping say you have a hole in a rock four feet.
He put in the powder and tamping, and asked the other to hand him the tamping-bar.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines|R.M. Ballantyne
Allowance must be made for the compression of the material by tamping so that a depression does not result.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg