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verb     stump pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlestumping
past tensestumped
past participlestumped
  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] informal if you are stumped by something, you cannot explain or answer it

    Even experts are stumped by this strange weather.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to walk, hitting the ground hard with your feet as you go
    stump away/off:

    He turned and stumped away angrily.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to end a cricket player’s turn by hitting the stumps with the ball while the player is running towards them
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  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] American to speak to people to persuade them to vote for you or your party

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