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Definition of stump noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] the bottom part of a tree left in the ground after the rest has fallen or been cut down
  2. 2[countable] the end of something, or the part that is left after the main part has been cut, broken off, or worn away the stump of a pencil
  3. 3[countable] the short part of someone's leg or arm that is left after the rest has been cut off
  4. 4the stump [singular] (informal) the fact of a politician before an election going to different places and trying to get people's support by making speeches The senator gave his standard stump speech. politicians on the stump
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