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English definition of “stomp on sb/sth”

stomp on sb/sth

mainly US phrasal verb with stomp     /stɒmp/ US  /stɑːmp/ verb
to step down hard on someone or something: I stomped on his toes and ran away.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain to treat someone or something badly, or to defeat them: This is another example of the big companies joining together to stomp on small businesses.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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