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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, informal]
     
  3. [N. Amer] Travel through a district and make political speeches
    "the candidate stumped the Northeast"
     
  4. Remove tree stumps from
    "stump a field"

Derived forms: stumped, stumps, stumping

Type of: baffle, beat, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, body part, campaign, clear, confound, confuse, discombobulate [informal], 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: chopper [informal], grille, lattice, limb, pearly [informal], tooth, tree, wicket

Encyclopedia: Stump, Kentucky