Stumping
Stump Stump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stumping}.] 1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop. [1913 Webster]

Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

2. To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. To challenge; also, to nonplus. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

4. To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See {To go on the stump}, under {Stump}, n. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

5. (Cricket) (a) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out. --T. Hughes. (b) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket. [1913 Webster]

A herd of boys with clamor bowled, And stumped the wicket. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{To stump it}. (a) To go afoot; hence, to run away; to escape. [Slang] --Ld. Lytton. (b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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