To stamp out
Stamp Stamp (st[a^]mp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stamped} (st[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Stamping}.] [OE. stampen; akin to LG. & D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stampf[=o]n, Dan. stampe, Sw. stampa, Icel. stappa, G. stampf a pestle and E. step. See {Step}, v. i., and cf. {Stampede}.] 1. To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the foot, or by thrusting the foot downward. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor; as, he stamped his foot with rage. [1913 Webster]

3. To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill. [1913 Webster]

I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small. --Deut. ix. 21. [1913 Webster]

4. To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate with arms or initials. [1913 Webster]

5. Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp virtuous principles on the heart. [1913 Webster]

God . . . has stamped no original characters on our minds wherein we may read his being. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

6. To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc., into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin. [1913 Webster]

7. To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter; to stamp a legal document. [1913 Webster]

{To stamp out}, to put an end to by sudden and energetic action; to extinguish; as, to stamp out a rebellion. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To step out — Step Step, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stepped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stepping}.] [AS. st[ae]ppan; akin to OFries. steppa, D. stappen to step, stap a step, OHG. stepfen to step, G. stapfe a footstep, OHG. stapfo, G. stufe a step to step on; cf. Gr. ? to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To strike out — Strike Strike, v. t. [imp. {Struck}; p. p. {Struck}, {Stricken}({Stroock}, {Strucken}, Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Striking}. Struck is more commonly used in the p. p. than stricken.] [OE. striken to strike, proceed, flow, AS. str[=i]can to go,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To mark out — Mark Mark (m[aum]rk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marked} (m[aum]rkt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Marking}.] [OE. marken, merken, AS. mearcian, from mearc. See {Mark} the sign.] 1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To block out — Block Block (bl[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blocked} (bl[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blocking}.] [Cf. F. bloquer, fr. bloc block. See {Block}, n.] 1. To obstruct so as to prevent passage or progress; to prevent passage from, through, or into, by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stick out — Stick Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stamp out something — stamp out (something) to stop or destroy something. How long have we been trying to stamp out drugs? Everyone enjoys these games, although some people want to stamp them out …   New idioms dictionary

  • stamp out — (something) to stop or destroy something. How long have we been trying to stamp out drugs? Everyone enjoys these games, although some people want to stamp them out …   New idioms dictionary

  • stamp out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stamp out : present tense I/you/we/they stamp out he/she/it stamps out present participle stamping out past tense stamped out past participle stamped out 1) to end something bad or unpleasant by taking strong… …   English dictionary

  • stamp out — {v.} To destroy completely and make disappear. * /In the last few years, we have nearly stamped out polio by using vaccine./ * /The police and judges are trying to stamp out crime./ Compare: WIPE OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stamp out — {v.} To destroy completely and make disappear. * /In the last few years, we have nearly stamped out polio by using vaccine./ * /The police and judges are trying to stamp out crime./ Compare: WIPE OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

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