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Meaning of “stump” in the English Dictionary

"stump" in British English

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stumpnoun

uk   us   /stʌmp/

stumpverb

uk   us   /stʌmp/
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of stump from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stump" in American English

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stumpnoun [C]

 us   /stʌmp/
  • stump noun [C] (PART LEFT)

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

stumpverb

 us   /stʌmp/
  • stump verb (CONFUSE)

[T] to ​confuse or ​cause someone to be ​unable to ​understand or ​explain something: He ​seemed stumped by ​ourquestions.
  • stump verb (SPEAK)

[I] to ​talk in ​support of a ​politician or ​idea: Taylor stumped for him ​throughout the ​state.
(Definition of stump from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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