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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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  ( stumps    plural & 3rd person present)   ( stumping    present participle)   ( stumped    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A stump is a small part of something that remains when the rest of it has been removed or broken off.  
usu with supp  
If you have a tree stump, check it for fungus..., The tramp produced a stump of candle from his deep pockets.     
2       n-count   In cricket, the stumps are the three wooden sticks that are placed upright in the ground to form the wicket.  
3       verb   If you are stumped by a question or problem, you cannot think of any solution or answer to it.  
John is stumped by an unexpected question...      be V-ed  
Well, maybe I stumped you on that one.      V n  
4       verb   If politicians stump the country or stumpfor a candidate, they travel around making campaign speeches before an election.  
  (mainly AM)  
When candidates went stumping around the country, people traveled for miles on foot, by horse, by carriage to hear them speak...      V n  
He was in Georgia stumping for Senator Wyche Fowler, a Democrat.      V for n, Also V  
5    If politicians are on the stump, they are campaigning for an election.  
  (mainly AM)  
on the stump      phrase   usu v-link PHR  
The presidential candidates are on the stump today.      stump up      phrasal verb   If you stump up a sum of money, you pay it, often unwillingly.  
(=cough up)  

Customers do not have to stump up any cash for at least four weeks.      V P n (not pron), Also V P  

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