stump

stump
stump [stump]
n.
[ME stumpfe, prob. < or akin to MLowG stump < IE * stomb- < base * steb(h)- > STAMP, STAFF1]
1. the lower end of a tree or plant remaining in the ground after most of the stem or trunk has been cut off
2. anything like a stump; specif.,
a) the part of a limb or tooth left after the rest has been cut off, broken off, etc.
b) the part of anything left after the main part is gone; butt; stub [the stump of a pencil ]
3. [from earlier use of tree stumps as speakers' platforms] the place where a political speech is made; political rostrum: a figurative usage
4.
a) the sound of a heavy, clumsy, tramping step
b) such a step
5. a pointed roll of leather or paper used for shading drawings in charcoal, pencil, crayon, pastel, etc.
6. [pl.] Slang the legs
7. Cricket any of the three upright sticks of a wicket
vt.
1. to reduce to a stump; lop
2. to remove stumps from (land)
3. to travel over (a district), making political speeches; canvass
4. to tone down or soften with a STUMP (sense 5)
5. Informal to stub (one's toes, etc.)
6. Informal to puzzle, perplex, or baffle
7. Cricket to put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground: said of the wicketkeeper
vi.
1. to walk with a heavy, clumsy, thumping step, as with a wooden leg
2. to travel about, making political speeches
——————
☆ up a stump
Informal unable to act, think, answer, etc.; in a dilemma; perplexed
stumper
n.

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