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Mary tried to stamp on the spider, but it scuttled away.
He doesn’t seem able to dance without stamping on his partner’s feet.
They didn’t bother to stamp my passport this time.
It was stamped with the words ‘Made in China’.
The book had the library’s name stamped on the inside cover.
He turned to face her, his features stamped with hostility.
The whole episode had stamped her as a ‘difficult’ client.
His face was stamped on Maria’s memory.
People were standing around, stamping their feet and rubbing their hands.
The little boy stamped his feet and screamed at his mother.
This is the British English definition of stamp. View American English definition of stamp.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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