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tr.v. tamped, tamp·ing, tamps
1. To pack down tightly by a succession of blows or taps.
2. To pack clay, sand, or dirt into (a drill hole) above an explosive.

[Perhaps back-formation from tampin, variant of tampion.]
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(ˈtæmpɪŋ) or

tamping mad

(postpositive) dialect South Wales very angry
[see tamp1]
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The younger (in joint first place) will be tamping mad but that'll be his problem as he'll be at home looking after her.