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stump

 
 
pronunciation:
stuhmp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a base of a tree that is left standing after the tree has been cut down.
After the dead tree was cut down, the kids used the large stump as a place to sit.
definition 2: a part left over after the rest has been broken, cut off, or eaten; stub.
He came back from the war with a stump of an arm.
synonyms:
butt, stub
similar words:
end, remainder
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: stumps, stumping, stumped
definition: to puzzle or cause to be at a loss.
The last word on the spelling test stumped him.
synonyms:
baffle, puzzle
similar words:
bewilder, mystify
derivation: stumper (n.)
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