stamp down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stamp down to put down by force or authority "suppress a nascent uprising","stamp down on littering","conquer one's desires"
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Usage

In literature:

He laid the money down in the stamp window.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Before he had half-thought this he was upon his feet, to stoop again and pick up his rifle, and then begin stamping up and down with rage.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
He nourished his arms and stamped up and down wildly.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Muttering, Jim stamped heavily down the hill, dragging the horse with him and leaving the still form to the mercies of the snow.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
On the void deep came down the seal of God And stamped immortal form.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
Meanwhile Morgan had settled down "at case" and was patiently learning to pick up the "stamps.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
He stamped down the outer steps as she stamped up the inner.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Sol set her down and rubbed his cheek foolishly, white she stamped her foot at him.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
First I will break his windows for him, and then I will stamp down the wings of his door!
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I'm going to clean up my children, and then we'll all go down to the post-office to buy stamps and show ourselves.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
Old Grim Barnes flung down his cigar, gulped his coffee till he choked and stamped off to the telephone booth.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
He had put his moral foot down and smothered his unholy desire, as he would have stamped out a flame.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Mark helped him push in the dirt and stamp it down into place.
"Dead Man's Planet" by William Morrison
From far down the gulch the muffled roar of the stamps rose and fell on the light airs that drifted up and down.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
She stamped her foot, and sent a pebble flying down the path.
"Leonore Stubbs" by L. B. Walford
Down below the surface automatic machinery stamped them out.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
Recovering, he answered, 'Ahtan down this way,' and stamped upon the ground.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
Then she stamped both feet up and down like an angry child and flung herself face down on the couch in an agony of tears.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
Away he went down an alley, and we all after him, stamping and laughing like mad.
"That Boy Of Norcott's" by Charles James Lever
You 'd break twenty men down, smash them like rotten twigs, before you 'd succeed in turning one woman of this stamp from her fixed will.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

They wrestled up, they wrestled down,
They wrestled still and sore;
Beneath their feet the myrtle sweet
Was stamped to mud and gore.
"A New Forest Ballad" by Charles Kingsley
Enhooved with gloom, the Age stamps down
The palace-flare of Babylon;
To night the lords of Ur are gone;
The Tyres of Time put by the crown.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
As the fine flakes,
When tourists frolicking
Stamp on his roof or in the glazing light
Try photographs, wolf down their ale and cakes
And start to inspect some further pyramid;
"Middle-Aged" by Ezra Pound
Gulp down your wine, old friends of mine,
Roar through the darkness, stamp and sing
And lay ghost hands on everything,
But leave the noonday's warm sunshine
To living lads for mirth and wine.
"Haunted" by Robert Graves
Now the summit is gained, the reward of their toil:
So they sit down contentedly water to boil:
Eat and drink, stamp their feet, and keep warm if they can--
O who is so blest as the Alpine Club man?
"The Alpine Club Man" by E W Bowling
In the village life is sluggish, waking up but for a space,
As the engines shriek and whistle down by hill and wooded glen;
But here a mightier striving stamps itself upon my race—
Here are all the active ages, and the tramp of busy men.
"City And Village" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

When the Census Bureau started counting food stamps and tax breaks as income, the poverty rate went up, not down.
One of the ways that stamp collectors organize their stamps is by breaking them down into smaller categories or types of stamps.
KAREN F RICHARDS, the 43-year-old founder and president of Inkadinkado Inc, a manufacturer of fanciful rubber stamps, grabs a shopping cart and heads down the aisles of the Staples store in Brighton.
WHEN God made the world, says a Sardinian legend, He gathered up all the leftover bits of dirt, hurled them down and stamped His foot on them.
Stamp down on divers.
Price had been kept under wraps pretty much all game but a pass interference penalty on defensive back Ahmad Carroll gave him a 40-yard catch and gave the Stamps a first down on the Argos' 15.
State and local agencies say they're cracking down on food stamp fraud.
Put down your pen and stamps and pick up your tablet computer.
State food stamp computers down for several hours due to computer glitch .
A computer glitch by vendor has shut down food stamp system for recipients in 10 states.
The family applied for food stamps, but was turned down because the husband 's military pension brings them slightly over the limit required by the program.
In two years, our cell phones could, theoretically, slim down to reach the size of a stamp.
"… I Will Stamp On The Ground With My Foot And Shake Down Every House …".
Swag Smack -Down, Confusing Food Stamp Math, And Counting Elephants.
The Horse Stamp Inn down south in Camden County offers luxury for those on two legs and four.
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