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Definition of stamp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stamp
    he / she / it stamps
    past simple stamped
    -ing form stamping
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] stamp (something) to put your foot down heavily and noisily on the ground I tried stamping my feet to keep warm. Sam stamped his foot in anger. He stamped the snow off his boots. The audience was stamping and cheering.
  2. walk
  3. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk with loud heavy steps synonym stomp She turned and stamped out of the room. The children came stamping down the stairs.
  4. print design/words
  5. 3[transitive, often passive] to print letters, words, a design, etc. onto something using a special tool stamp A (with B) The box was stamped with the maker's name. Wait here to have your passport stamped. stamp B on A I'll stamp the company name on your check. The maker's name was stamped in gold on the box. see also rubber-stamp, stamp something on something
  6. show feeling/quality
  7. 4[transitive, usually passive] to make a feeling show clearly on someone's face, in their actions, etc. stamp A with B Their faces were stamped with hostility. stamp B over, across, etc. A The crime had revenge stamped all over it. Terror was stamped across her face.
  8. 5[transitive] stamp somebody as something to show that someone has a particular quality Her success has stamped her as one of the country's most popular singers.
  9. on letter/package
  10. 6[transitive, usually passive] stamp something to stick a stamp on a letter or package
  11. cut out object
  12. 7[transitive] stamp something (out) (of/from something) to cut and shape an object from a piece of metal or plastic using a special machine or tool The hinges are stamped out of sheets of metal.
  13. Phrasal Verbsstamp on somethingstamp something on somethingstamp somethingout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stamp