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stump

noun [C]  /stʌmp/ us  

stump noun [C] (PART LEFT)

the part of a tree, arm, etc. that is left after another part has been removed

stump

verb  /stʌmp/ us  

stump verb (CONFUSE)

[T] to confuse or cause someone to be unable to understand or explain something: He seemed stumped by our questions.

stump verb (SPEAK)

[I] to talk in support of a politician or idea: Taylor stumped for him throughout the state.
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