stump

stump
stump NOUN 1) the part of a tree trunk left projecting from the ground after the rest has fallen or been felled. 2) a projecting remnant of something worn away or cut or broken off. 3) Cricket each of the three upright pieces of wood which form a wicket.
VERB 1) baffle. 2) Cricket dismiss (a batsman) by dislodging the bails with the ball while the batsman is out of the crease but not running. 3) walk stiffly and noisily. 4) (stump up) Brit. informal pay (a sum of money).
on the stump — Cf. ↑on the stump
ORIGIN Low German stumpe or Dutch stomp.

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  • Stump — Stump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stumped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stumping}.] 1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop. [1913 Webster] Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike, as the toes, against a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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