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 for To stamp out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stamp \Stamp\ (st[a^]mp) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stamped
     (st[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Stamping.] [OE. stampen;
     akin to LG. & D. stampen, G. stampfen, OHG. stampf[=o]n, Dan.
     stampe, Sw. stampa, Icel. stappa, G. stampf a pestle and E.
     step. See Step, v. i., and cf. Stampede.]
     1. To strike beat, or press forcibly with the bottom of the
        foot, or by thrusting the foot downward. --Shak.
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              He frets, he fumes, he stares, he stamps the ground.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To bring down (the foot) forcibly on the ground or floor;
        as, he stamped his foot with rage.
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     3. To crush; to pulverize; specifically (Metal.), to crush by
        the blow of a heavy stamp, as ore in a mill.
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              I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and
              burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it
              very small.                           --Deut. ix.
                                                    21.
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     4. To impress with some mark or figure; as, to stamp a plate
        with arms or initials.
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     5. Fig.: To impress; to imprint; to fix deeply; as, to stamp
        virtuous principles on the heart.
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              God . . . has stamped no original characters on our
              minds wherein we may read his being.  --Locke.
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     6. To cut out, bend, or indent, as paper, sheet metal, etc.,
        into various forms, by a blow or suddenly applied pressure
        with a stamp or die, etc.; to mint; to coin.
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     7. To put a stamp on, as for postage; as, to stamp a letter;
        to stamp a legal document.
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     To stamp out, to put an end to by sudden and energetic
        action; to extinguish; as, to stamp out a rebellion.
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