|Origin:||Probably from an unrecorded Old English stampian 'to crush'|
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stamp2 S1 W1
to put your foot down onto the ground loudly and with a lot of force:
put foot down[intransitive and transitive]
The audience stamped and shouted.
'I will not!' Bert yelled and stamped his foot (=because he was angry).
She stood at the bus stop stamping her feet (=because she was cold).
stamp on somebody/something (=try to hurt or kill someone or something, by putting your foot down onto them)
Marta shrieked and started stamping on the cockroach.
to walk somewhere in a noisy way by putting your feet down hard onto the ground because you are angry [= stomp]
walk noisily[intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
stamp around/out of/off etc
My mother stamped off down the stairs.
to put a pattern, sign, or letters on something using a special tool:
make a mark[transitive]
The woman at the desk stamped my passport.
Among the papers was a brown folder stamped 'SECRET'.
stamp something on something
Stamp the date on all the letters.
to have an important or permanent effect on someone or something:
The experience remained stamped on her memory for many years.
stamp somebody with something
His army years had stamped him with an air of brisk authority.
to stick a stamp onto a letter, parcel etc
stamp somebody as somethingphrasal verb
It was his manners that stamped him as a real gentleman.
stamp on somebody/somethingphrasal verb
Officers were given orders to stamp on any hint of trouble.
stamp something ↔ outphrasal verb
to prevent something bad from continuing:
We aim to stamp out poverty in our lifetimes.
to stop a fire from burning by stepping hard on the flames
to make a shape or object by pressing hard on something using a machine or tool