stomp (stŏmp, stômp)
v. stomped, stomp·ing, stomps
1. To bring down (the foot) forcibly.
2. To bring the foot down onto (an object or surface) forcibly.
3. To tread or trample heavily or violently on: stomping the ground to even it out.
4. To cause to be dislodged by stomping the feet: stomped the mud off her boots.
1. To bring the foot down onto an object or surface forcibly: stomped on the gas pedal.
2. To tread or trample heavily or violently: I stomped on the sidewalk to get the dirt off my shoes.
3. To walk with forcible, heavy steps: He got mad and stomped out of the room.
1. A dance involving a rhythmical, heavy step.
2. The jazz music for this dance.
[Variant of STAMP.]
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