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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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