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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAMP OUT

He should be able to quell a mutiny, check a mob or stamp out a rebellion.

Yet it has taken the British months to stamp out the Boers who were few.

Cut in squares or stamp out into fancy shapes, and fry in butter.

What they did was to stand by to stamp out what fire they could.

We are to show humanity to ourselves; we are to stamp out this lit fuse.

To stamp out the previous faith was the only policy on either side.

Conquer and stamp out all these things to which you and I and all men of intelligence object.

We are going, one of these days, to stamp out the thirteenth colony.

Vainly he tried to stamp out the evil of this resentment, for evil he believed it to be.

Active measures were now taken to stamp out the heresy in Oxford.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English stempan "to pound in a mortar, stamp," from Proto-Germanic *stampojanan (cf. Old Norse stappa, Middle Dutch stampen, Old High German stampfon, German stampfen "to stamp with the foot, beat, pound," German Stampfe "pestle"), from nasalized form of PIE root *stebh- "to support, place firmly on" (cf. Greek stembein "to trample, misuse;" see staff (n.)). The meaning "impress or mark (something) with a die" is first recorded 1560.

Related: Stamped; stamping. To stamp out "extinguish (a fire) by stamping on it" is attested from 1851 in the figurative sense. Stamping ground "one's particular territory" (1821) is from the notion of animals. Italian stampa "stamp, impression," Spanish estampar "to stamp, print," French estamper "to stamp, impress" are Germanic loan-words.

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