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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theystamp out
he/she/itstamps out
present participlestamping out
past tensestamped out
past participlestamped out
  1. 1
    to end something bad or unpleasant by taking strong and determined action
    It is our duty to stamp out any abuses of political power.
  2. 2
    to make a fire stop burning by putting your feet down hard on it
    He stamped out the flames before they could grow.
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