Definition of tamp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tamp

 verb
verb
NAmE//tæmp//
 
tamp something (down)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tamp
 
he / she / it tamps
 
past simple tamped
 
-ing form tamping
 
 
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to press something down firmly, especially into a closed space He tamped down the tobacco in his pipe with his thumb.
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