stamp-v; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: Walk heavily or put out/extract (as if) by stomping.

Commentary: Includes: STAMP OUT Syntax includes: NP1[agent] STAMP NP2[patient[concrete]] NP1[agent] STAMP PP[motion]

The elephant stamped through the brush.
'No!' The child whined and stamped her foot.
In the process of wine making, you have to stamp the juice from the grapes.

VerbNet: crane-40.3.2
FrameNet: Body_movement,Self_motion
PropBank: stamp.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 8

Sense Number 2: Put down (an event or action) by force or authority.

Commentary: Includes: STAMP OUT, STAMP DOWN Syntax includes: NP1[agent] STAMP (OUT/DOWN) NP2[patient[abstract]]

We all need to stamp out hunger!
The pressure is on hospitals to stamp out bacterial bugs.
Please help stamp out boring 'space acronyms.'
The government really needs to stamp down on the illegal drug
smuggling ring.
The Chinese government continued to stamp out loyal communist
subjects throughout Mao's reign.

VerbNet: subjugate-42.3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stamp.05
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
stamp_out 1
stamp_down 1

Sense Number 3: Mark; produce an imprint on; produce as if from a mold.

NOTE: Includes metaphorical uses. Compare carefully to sense 4. In the [concrete] examples, a concrete INSTRUMENT (a rubber stamper) is being used to produce an image on another concrete item (a letter/wax for example), but the instrument is not permanently attached to the item.
NOTE: Compare to Sense 4; Sense 3 is NOT the affixation of a postage stamp. INCLUDES: STAMP OUT

The judge stamped the prisoner's parole form as 'DENIED'.
The book was stamped, 'The Witchery of Archery'.
On the reverse side of this coin was stamped the first type of carriage.
I stamped the image on shimmery white paper and put it in my scrapbook.
The minister stamped soldiers as servants of the king.

VerbNet: image_impression-25.1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stamp.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 7, 9

Sense Number 4: Affix a stamp on.

NOTE: In this sense a concrete item (a postage stamp) is being permanently attached to another concrete item (a letter, for example). Use this sense ONLY if this specific condition is met.

Please stamp all the letters and throw them in the mailbox.

VerbNet: image_impression-25.1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stamp.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: Label conclusively; stereotype.

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent[plural]] STAMP NP2[patient[human]]
NOTE: Compare to Sense 3; in Sense 5, the agent must be a group of people acting on another person or group of people.

Four hundred articles about film have stamped the author as a critic.
In 1943, they stamped her as a Jew, and that was the beginning of
her persecution.
Because of Mark's accent, people automatically stamped him as a
lazy Southern bumpkin.

VerbNet: characterize-29.2,dub-29.3
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stamp.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 5

Sense Number 6: RUBBER STAMP: approve without giving much thought to


Wolfowitz rubber-stamped the documentation necessary to elevate his
friend to the top.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: stamp.03