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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. campaigning for something by making political speeches (stump speeches);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stump \Stump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stumped; p. pr. & vb. n. Stumping.] 1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop. [1913 Webster] Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something fixed; to stub. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. To challenge; also, to nonplus. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go on the stump, under Stump, n. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] 5. (Cricket) (a) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is defending while he is off his allotted ground; -- sometimes with out. --T. Hughes. (b) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket. [1913 Webster] A herd of boys with clamor bowled, And stumped the wicket. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To stump it. (a) To go afoot; hence, to run away; to escape. [Slang] --Ld. Lytton. (b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]




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