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stump

2 verb
     
Related topics: Cricket, Politics
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1 [transitive usually passive] if you are stumped by a question or problem, you are unable to find an answer to it:
a case that has stumped the police
The doctors were stumped and had to call in a specialist.
2 [intransitive] to walk with heavy steps [= stomp]
stump up/along/across etc
He 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 area
4 [intransitive and transitive] American EnglishPP to travel around an area, meeting people and making speeches in order to gain political support:
Alexander has been stumping in New Hampshire.

stump up (something)

phrasal verb
to pay money, even if it is difficult or when you do not want to:
We stumped up eight quid each.

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