stump

/stʌmp / (say stump)

noun
1. the lower end of a tree or plant left after the main part falls or is cut off; a standing tree trunk from which the upper part and the branches have been removed.
2. the part of a limb of the body remaining after the rest has been amputated or cut off.
3. a part of a broken or decayed tooth left in the gum.
4. a short remnant of a pencil, candle, cigar, etc.
5. any basal part remaining after the main or more important part has been removed.
6. a wooden post, usually resting on a brick or stone pad, used as a pier for a house.
7. Qld, NT one of the tall wooden supports by which a highset building is elevated above the ground.
8. a wooden or artificial leg.
9. (usually plural) Colloquial a leg: to stir one's stumps.
10. a short, stumpy person.
11. a heavy step or gait, as of a wooden-legged or lame person.
12. Chiefly US the platform or place of political speech-making: to go on the stump.
13. an instrument consisting of a short, thick, roll of paper or soft leather, or a bar of rubber or other soft material, usually cut to a blunt point at each end, used for rubbing the lights and shades in crayon drawing or charcoal drawing, or for otherwise altering the effect.
14. Cricket each of the three upright sticks which, with the two bails laid on the top of them, form a wicket.
15. (plural) Cricket the end of a day's play.
16. Colloquial union dues.
verb (t)
17. to reduce to a stump; truncate; lop.
18. to clear of stumps, as land.
19. US Colloquial to stub, as one's toe.
20. to nonplus, embarrass, or render completely at a loss.
21. Chiefly US Colloquial to make political speeches in or to.
22. Cricket (of the wicketkeeper) to put (the person batting) out by knocking down a stump or by dislodging a bail with the ball held in the hand, at a moment when the person batting is out of his or her ground.
23. to tone or modify (crayon drawings, etc.) by means of a stump (def. 13).
24. Qld, NT to set (a house) on stumps.
verb (i)
25. to walk heavily or clumsily, as if with a wooden leg: the sailor stumped across the deck.
26. Chiefly US Colloquial to make speeches in an election campaign.
phrase
27. draw (or pull) stumps, Cricket to cease play.
28. get up on the stump, to address a public meeting.
29. pull up stumps, Colloquial to leave a place or discontinue an activity, employment, etc.
30. stump up, Colloquial to pay up or hand over money required.
31. up stumps, Colloquial to leave a place, organisation, etc. and move to a new one, especially to leave one's place of residence to move to a new one.
{Middle English stomp, related to German Stumpf}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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