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 for stump
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stump \Stump\, v. i.
     To walk clumsily, as if on stumps.
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     To stump up, to pay cash. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stump \Stump\, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G.
     stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to
     E. stamp.]
     1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after
        the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub.
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     2. The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is
        amputated or destroyed; a fixed or rooted remnant; a stub;
        as, the stump of a leg, a finger, a tooth, or a broom.
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     3. pl. The legs; as, to stir one's stumps. [Slang]
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     4. (Cricket) One of the three pointed rods stuck in the
        ground to form a wicket and support the bails.
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     5. A short, thick roll of leather or paper, cut to a point,
        or any similar implement, used to rub down the lines of a
        crayon or pencil drawing, in shading it, or for shading
        drawings by producing tints and gradations from crayon,
        etc., in powder.
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     6. A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to
        throwing the bolt, except when the gates of the tumblers
        are properly arranged, as by the key; a fence; also, a pin
        or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable
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     Leg stump (Cricket), the stump nearest to the batsman.
     Off stump (Cricket), the stump farthest from the batsman.
     Stump tracery (Arch.), a term used to describe late German
        Gothic tracery, in which the molded bar seems to pass
        through itself in its convolutions, and is then cut off
        short, so that a section of the molding is seen at the end
        of each similar stump.
     To go on the stump, or To take the stump, to engage in
        making public addresses for electioneering purposes; -- a
        phrase derived from the practice of using a stump for a
        speaker's platform in newly-settled districts. Hence also
        the phrases stump orator, stump speaker, stump speech,
        stump oratory, etc. [Colloq. U.S.]
     on the stump campaigning for public office; running for
        election to office.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stump \Stump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
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              Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. --Dr. H.
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     2. To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something
        fixed; to stub. [Colloq.]
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     3. To challenge; also, to nonplus. [Colloq.]
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     4. To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering
        purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go
        on the stump, under Stump, n. [Colloq. U.S.]
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     5. (Cricket)
        (a) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the
            bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is
            defending while he is off his allotted ground; --
            sometimes with out. --T. Hughes.
        (b) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.
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                  A herd of boys with clamor bowled,
                  And stumped the wicket.           --Tennyson.
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     To stump it.
        (a) To go afoot; hence, to run away; to escape. [Slang]
            --Ld. Lytton.
        (b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the base part of a tree that remains standing after the
           tree has been felled [syn: stump, tree stump]
      2: the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is
      3: (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the
      4: a platform raised above the surrounding level to give
         prominence to the person on it [syn: dais, podium,
         pulpit, rostrum, ambo, stump, soapbox]
      v 1: cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped
           her" [syn: stump, mix up]
      2: walk heavily; "The men stomped through the snow in their
         heavy boots" [syn: stomp, stamp, stump]
      3: travel through a district and make political speeches; "the
         candidate stumped the Northeast"
      4: remove tree stumps from; "stump a field"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  324 Moby Thesaurus words for "stump":
     Thule, Ultima Thule, addle, address, afterglow, afterimage,
     air brush, amaze, amble, art paper, baffle, balance, balcony, balk,
     bamboozle, barge, barnstorm, beat, bewilder, bit, bitter end,
     blast, boggle, bottom dollar, boundary, bowl along, brave,
     bring up short, brush, buffalo, bundle, butt, butt end,
     camera lucida, camera obscura, campaign, candle ends, canvas,
     canvass, cartel, catafalque, chaff, chalk, challenge, charcoal,
     checkmate, chip, chip in, chug on, chunk, circumvent, clip,
     clipping, clump, collop, confound, confront, confuse, contravene,
     contribute, cough up, counter, counteract, countermand,
     counterwork, crayon, cross, crumb, cut, cutting, dais, dare, dash,
     daze, debris, defeat, defi, defy, deliver an address, destroy,
     detritus, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, discourse, dish,
     disrupt, dollop, donate, drag, drawing paper, drawing pencil,
     drier, dumbfound, easel, electioneer, elude, emplacement, end,
     estrade, extreme, extremity, fag end, farthest bound, filings,
     fixative, floor, flounce, flummox, foil, foot, footslog, fork out,
     fossil, fragment, frustrate, fuddle, gallery, get, give a talk,
     gob, gobbet, ground, halt, heliport, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble,
     holdover, hop, hunk, husks, hustings, jog, jog on, jolt, jump,
     jumping-off place, keep in suspense, knock the chocks, landing,
     landing pad, landing stage, launching pad, lay figure, leavings,
     leftovers, lick, limit, limp, lumber, lump, lunge, lurch,
     maulstick, maze, medium, mince, modicum, moiety, morsel, muddle,
     mystify, nib, nonplus, odds and ends, offscourings, orts, pace,
     paddle, paint, paintbrush, palette, palette knife, paring, parings,
     particle, pastel, pay out, pay up, peg, pencil, perplex, piaffe,
     piaffer, piece, pigments, platform, plod, plod along, plug,
     plug along, podium, point, pole, prance, pulpit, puzzle, rack,
     rags, rasher, refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue,
     residuum, rest, ring doorbells, roach, roll, rostrum, rub on,
     rubbish, ruin, ruins, rump, sabotage, sashay, saunter, sawdust,
     schlep, scoop, scotch, scourings, scrap, scraps, scratchboard,
     scuff, scuffle, scuttle, shadow, shamble, shard, shaving, shavings,
     shell out, shiver, shred, shuffle, siccative, sidle, single-foot,
     sketchbook, sketchpad, skip, slice, slink, slither, sliver, slog,
     slouch, smithereen, snack, snatch, snip, snippet, soapbox,
     solicit votes, spatula, speak, speechify, spike, splinter, spoil,
     spray gun, stage, stagger, stalk, stamp, step terrace, stick,
     stitch, stomp, stonewall, stop, straddle, straggle, straw, stride,
     stroll, strut, stub, stubble, stumble, stump the country, stump up,
     stymie, survival, swagger, sweepings, swing, tag, tag end, tail,
     tail end, take the floor, take the stump, talk, tatter, terrace,
     throw, thwart, tip, tittup, toddle, totter, trace, traipse, tramp,
     tribunal, tribune, trip, trudge, upset, varnish, vestige, waddle,
     wamble, waste, whistle-stop, wiggle, wobble

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