stumpstump2 verb1[transitive]ASK A QUESTION if you are stumped by a question or problem, you are unable to find an answer to ita case that has stumped the policeThe doctors were stumped and had to call in a specialist. Grammar Stump is usually passive in this meaning.2[intransitive]WALK to walk with heavysteps syn stompstump up/along/across etcHe stumped down the hall.3[transitive]DSC to put a batsman out of the game in cricket by touching the stumps with the ball when he is out of the hitting area4[intransitive, transitive] American EnglishPP to travel around an area, meeting people and making speeches in order to gainpoliticalsupportAlexander has been stumping in New Hampshire. →stump up (something)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stump• No, we were stumped for questions to ask.• He was stumped for the second time in the match against the left-arm spin of Hettiarachchi.• He loves it when we stump him, when he has to go look up something.• Harkin plans to stump in Illinois this weekend.• He stumped like an old man.• The case has stumped the police for months.• Carroll Campbell, both Republicans, are stumping the state on behalf of Sen.• City must stump up the cash and planned to watch Viscaal yesterday against Mechelin.• You read the reviews, make up your mind and stump up the cash.stump up/along/across etc• Privatefirms are expected to stump up £400 million of the Pounds 1.8 billion cost of the 10-mileroute.• Despite poortrading, the bankstumped up another £70,000 for a second premises in Chelsea last year.• He has asked the bank's 160,000 shareholders to stump up another 90 billion roubles to finance modernisation.• Last year 1,050 people lost the right to call themselves charteredaccountants because they didn't stump up by 30 June.• City must stump up the cash and planned to watch Viscaal yesterday against Mechelin.• They're hopingretired people, or those looking for a second home in the country will stump up the cash.• You read the reviews, make up your mind and stump up the cash.• A&M have left them to it, stumping up the money for recording and a sampler along the way.