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stump

 (stŭmp)
n.
1. The part of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has fallen or has been felled.
2. A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down.
3.
a. stumps Informal The legs.
b. An artificial leg.
4. Derogatory A short, thickset person.
5. A heavy footfall.
6. A place or an occasion used for political or campaign oratory: candidates out on the stump.
7. A short, pointed roll of leather or paper or wad of rubber for rubbing on a charcoal or pencil drawing to shade or soften it.
8. Sports Any of the three upright sticks in a cricket wicket.
v. stumped, stump·ing, stumps
v.tr.
1. To reduce to a stump.
2. To clear stumps from: stump a field.
3. To stub (a toe or foot).
4. To walk over heavily or clumsily.
5. To traverse (a district or region) making political speeches.
6. To shade (a drawing) with a stump.
7. To challenge (someone); dare.
8. To cause to be at a loss; baffle: stumped the teacher with a question.
v.intr.
1. To walk heavily or clumsily.
2. To go about making political speeches.

[Middle English stumpe, possibly from Middle Low German stump.]

stump′er n.
stump′i·ness n.
stump′y adj.

stumpy

(ˈstʌmpɪ)
adj, stumpier or stumpiest
1. short and thickset like a stump; stubby
2. abounding in or full of stumps
ˈstumpiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stumpy - short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature; "some people seem born to be square and chunky"; "a dumpy little dumpling of a woman"; "dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears"; "a little church with a squat tower"; "a squatty red smokestack"; "a stumpy ungainly figure"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"

stumpy

adjective chunky, short, heavy, thick, squat, stocky, stubby, dumpy, thickset, fubsy (archaic or dialect) Does this dress make my legs look stumpy?

stumpy

adjective
Short, heavy, and solidly built:
Translations
قَصير مُمْتَلئ الجِسْم
pahýlovitý
kubbslegur
hrubý a krátky

stumpy

[ˈstʌmpɪ] ADJ [person etc] → achaparrado; [pencil etc] → corto, reducido a casi nada, muy gastado

stumpy

[ˈstʌmpi] adj [person] → court(e) sur pattes; [tree] → trapu(e); [legs, tail] → court(e)

stumpy

adj (+er) pencil, candlestummelig (inf), → kurz; personstämmig, untersetzt; treeklein und gedrungen; legskurz; buildinggedrungen; a stumpy tailein Stummelschwanz m

stumpy

[ˈstʌmpɪ] adj (person) → tarchiato/a

stump

(stamp) noun
1. the part of a tree left in the ground after the trunk has been cut down. He sat on a (tree-)stump and ate his sandwiches.
2. the part of a limb, tooth, pencil etc remaining after the main part has been cut or broken off, worn away etc.
3. in cricket, one of the three upright sticks forming the wicket.
verb
1. to walk with heavy, stamping steps. He stumped angrily out of the room.
2. to puzzle or baffle completely. I'm stumped!
ˈstumpy adjective
being a stump; short and thick like a stump. The cat had a stumpy tail.
stump up
to pay (a sum of money), often unwillingly. We all stumped up $2 for his present.
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