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tamp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtamptamp /tæmp/ (also tamp down) verb [transitive always + adverb/preposition]  PUSHto press or push something down by lightly hitting it several times The old man tamped down the tobacco with his thumb.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
tampAs well as surprise, she had heard irritation tamped down in Vitor's voice.Before you start laying the bricks, tamp down the soil underneath.What wouldn't burn still remained: bare walls muffled with incongruous tapestries, flooring tamped over with carpets.Huy's job was to tamp this second layer down on to the first.
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Verb table
tamp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytamp
he, she, ittamps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytamped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave tamped
he, she, ithas tamped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad tamped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill tamp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have tamped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam tamping
he, she, itis tamping
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you, we, theyare tamping
Past
I, he, she, itwas tamping
you, we, theywere tamping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been tamping
he, she, ithas been tamping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been tamping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be tamping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been tamping
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