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Noun: stump  stúmp
  1. The base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    - tree stump
     
  2. The part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
     
  3. (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
     
  4. A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
    - dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, ambo, soapbox
     
  5. An artist's tool used to smudge and blend a drawing made from charcoal, pencil, or pastel, consisting of a tightly-wound stick of paper or other material
    - tortillon
Verb: stump  stúmp
  1. Cause to be perplexed or confounded
    "This problem stumped her";
    - mix up
     
  2. Walk noisily, heavily or angrily
    "The men stumped through the snow in their heavy boots";
    - stomp, stamp, tromp [N. Amer]
     
  3. Travel through a district and make political speeches
    "the candidate stumped the Northeast"
     
  4. Remove tree stumps from
    "stump a field"

Derived forms: stumping, stumps, stumped

Type of: baffle, beat, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, body part, campaign, clear, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dumbfound, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, plant part, plant structure, platform, pose, post, puzzle, run, stick, stupefy, throw, vex, walk

Part of: grille, lattice, limb, tooth, tree, wicket

Encyclopedia: Stump, Kentucky