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stamp

 (stămp)
v. stamped, stamp·ing, stamps
v.tr.
1. To bring down (the foot) forcibly.
2. To bring the foot down onto (an object or surface) forcibly.
3. To cause to be dislodged by stomping the feet: He stamped the snow from his boots.
4. To subdue, destroy, or eliminate: stamped the rebellion; stamp out a fire.
5. To crush or grind with a heavy instrument: stamp ore.
6. To form or cut out by application of a mold, form, or die: washers that were stamped from a piece of sheet metal.
7. To imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal: stamp a passport.
8. To impress forcibly or permanently: an experience that was stamped on his memory.
9. To affix an adhesive stamp to (an envelope, for example).
10. To identify, characterize, or reveal: stamped her as a traitor to the cause.
v.intr.
1. To thrust the foot forcibly downward: stamp on the brake pedal.
2. To walk with forcible, heavy steps.
n.
1. The act of stamping.
2.
a. An implement or device used to impress, cut out, or shape something to which it is applied.
b. An impression or shape formed by such an implement or device.
3. An official mark, design, or seal that indicates ownership, approval, completion, or the payment of a tax.
4.
a. A small piece of gummed paper sold by a government for attachment to an article that is to be mailed; a postage stamp.
b. A similar piece of gummed paper issued for a specific purpose: trading stamps.
5. An identifying or characterizing mark or impression: His work bears the stamp of genius.
6. Characteristic nature or quality: a person of her stamp.

[Middle English stampen, possibly alteration of Old English stempan, to pound in a mortar.]
References in classic literature ?
Then they struck up a frantic dance, with maniacal gestures, idiotic stampings, and somersaults like those of the boneless clowns in the circus.
The mare's fidgety," he added, nodding towards the horse-box, before which they were standing, and from which came the sound of restless stamping in the straw.
In they went, beating at the flames with their ox-hide shields, stamping them out with their naked feet, tearing down the burning logs and casting them aside.
When he came to himself, he began to cry and shriek at the top of his lungs, stamping his feet on the ground and wailing all the while:
he screamed, in sudden passion, stamping on the floor, and pulling furiously at the hair, as if it burned him.
said Tom, jumping away from the table, and stamping first with one leg and then the other.
Then the rhythmic stamping of the thick shoes would have been better than any drums.
When I went down to breakfast that morning, Jake and Otto came in white as snow-men, beating their hands and stamping their feet.
The other horses were all awake; some were pulling at their halters, others stamping.
Expediency therefore concurs with Nature in stamping the seal of its approval upon Regularity of conformation: nor has the Law been backward in seconding their efforts.
The running of the horses that have broken loose; the snorting, stamping, and rearing of those which remain fast; the howling of dogs; the yelling of Indians; the scampering of white men, and red men, with their guns; the overturning of lodges, and trampling of fires by the horses; the flashes of the fires, lighting up forms of men and steeds dashing through the gloom, altogether make up one of the wildest scenes of confusion imaginable.
Dairyman Crick was discovered stamping about the house.