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stump

stump - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stump

Definition
(noun) the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
Synonyms : tree stump

Definition
(noun) the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed
Definition
(noun) (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
Definition
(noun) a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
Synonyms : ambo , dais , podium , pulpit , rostrum , soapbox

Definition
(verb) cause to be perplexed or confounded
Synonyms : mix up
Example Sentence
  • This problem stumped her

Definition
(verb) walk heavily
Synonyms : stamp , stomp
Example Sentence
  • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

Definition
(verb) travel through a district and make political speeches
Example Sentence
  • the candidate stumped the Northeast

Definition
(verb) remove tree stumps from
Example Sentence
  • stump a field

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stump


A cricket stump is basically like a tree trunk left after the rest has been cut.
After a batsman is stumped, he walks to pavillion in a heavy manner.
If a bowler has to stump, he needs to puzzle/confuse the batsman.
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