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1    the base part of a tree trunk left standing after the tree has been felled or has fallen  
2    the part of something, such as a tooth, limb, or blade, that remains after a larger part has been removed  
3    Informal, facetious  
a    often pl   a leg  
b    stir one's stumps   to move or become active  
4      (Cricket)   any of three upright wooden sticks that, with two bails laid across them, form a wicket (the stumps)  
5      (Also called)    tortillon   a short sharply-pointed stick of cork or rolled paper or leather, used in drawing and shading  
6    a heavy tread or the sound of heavy footsteps  
7    a platform used by an orator when addressing a meeting  
8    on the stump     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   engaged in campaigning, esp. by political speech-making  
9    often pl     (Austral)   a pile used to support a house  
10    tr   to stop, confuse, or puzzle  
11    intr   to plod or trudge heavily  
12    tr     (Cricket)   (of a fielder, esp. a wicketkeeper) to dismiss (a batsman) by breaking his wicket with the ball or with the ball in the hand while he is out of his crease  
13      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   to campaign or canvass (an area), esp. by political speech-making  
14    tr   to reduce to a stump; lop  
15    tr   to clear (land) of stumps  
     (C14: from Middle Low German stump; related to Dutch stomp, German Stumpf; see stamp)  
  stumper      n  

black stump  
1    the     (Austral)   an imaginary marker of the extent of civilization (esp. in the phrase beyond the black stump)  
2      (N.Z.)   a long way off  
stump-jump plough  
      n     (Austral)   a plough designed for use on land not cleared of stumps  
stump ranch   , farm  
      n     (Canadian)  
informal   (in British Columbia) an undeveloped ranch in the bush where animals graze among the stumps of felled trees  
stump up  
      vb   adv     (Brit)  
informal   to give (the money required)  
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1    baffle, bewilder, bring (someone) up short, confound, confuse, dumbfound, flummox, foil, mystify, nonplus, outwit, perplex, puzzle, snooker, stop, stymie  
2    clomp, clump, lumber, plod, stamp, stomp     (informal)   trudge  

stump up     
chip in     (informal)   come across with     (informal)   contribute, cough up     (informal)   donate, fork out     (slang)   hand over, pay, shell out     (informal)  

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