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
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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stump ( 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.
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.
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.
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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