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English noun: stump

1. stump (plant) the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled


Synonymstree stump


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure


Narrower (hyponym)stool


Part meronymtree

2. stump (body) the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed


Broader (hypernym)body part


Part meronymlimb, tooth

3. stump (artifact) (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket


Broader (hypernym)post


Part meronymgrille, lattice, wicket


Domain categorycricket

4. stump (artifact) a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it


Synonymsambo, dais, podium, pulpit, rostrum, soapbox


Broader (hypernym)platform


English verb: stump

1. stump (cognition) cause to be perplexed or confounded


SamplesThis problem stumped her.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to stump Sue


Synonymsmix up


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

2. stump (motion) walk heavily


SamplesThe men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots.


ExamplesThe children stump to the playground


Synonymsstamp, stomp


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk

3. stump (competition) travel through a district and make political speeches


SamplesThe candidate stumped the Northeast.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)campaign, run

4. stump (change) remove tree stumps from


SamplesStump a field.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clear









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