Definition of stone verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    stone

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//stəʊn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stoʊn//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stone
    BrE BrE//stəʊn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stoʊn//
     
    he / she / it stones
    BrE BrE//stəʊnz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stoʊnz//
     
    past simple stoned
    BrE BrE//stəʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stoʊnd//
     
    past participle stoned
    BrE BrE//stəʊnd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//stoʊnd//
     
    -ing form stoning
    BrE BrE//ˈstəʊnɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstoʊnɪŋ//
     
     
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    throw stones
  1. 1[usually passive] stone somebody/something to throw stones at somebody/something Shops were looted and vehicles stoned. to be stoned to death (= as a punishment)
  2. fruit
  3. 2(British English) (also pit North American English, British English) stone something to remove the stone from the inside of a fruit stoned black olives
  4. Word Origin Old English stān (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch steen and German Stein. The verb dates from Middle English (first recorded in sense (1)).Idioms
    stone the crows, stone me
     
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    (old-fashioned, British English) used to express surprise, shock, anger, etc.
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