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



    BrE BrE//stæmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmp//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stamp
    BrE BrE//stæmp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmp//
    he / she / it stamps
    BrE BrE//stæmps//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmps//
    past simple stamped
    BrE BrE//stæmpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmpt//
    past participle stamped
    BrE BrE//stæmpt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stæmpt//
    -ing form stamping
    BrE BrE//ˈstæmpɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstæmpɪŋ//
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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 were 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 cheque. 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 somebody’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 somebody has a particular quality Her success has stamped her as one of the country's top riders.
  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. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘crush to a powder’): of Germanic origin; related to German stampfen ‘stamp with the foot’; reinforced by Old French estamper ‘to stamp’. Compare with stomp.Extra examples Approved goods were stamped with a hallmark. He stamped off in disgust. His personality was indelibly stamped on the final product. She stamped her foot impatiently. She stamped on my toe! This is an album with ‘epic’ stamped all over it. He stamped from the room. Lizzie turned and stamped noisily out of the room. We watched our mother stamp away down the drive. Phrasal Verbsstamp on somethingstamp something on somethingstamp somethingout
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