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The goalposts are considerably more substantial than a cricket stump and a plastic windmill. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There were also a couple of fortuitous inside edges that just missed his leg stump. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was a large tree stump on top of it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has yet to be stumped by a question. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But when he wakes it is with three scarred stumps and a single working hand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He now has a cluster of stumps on his left hand. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some took the form of cricket bats or stumps. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So has negative bowling on leg stump. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Take a tree stump from the forest and hollow it with a chainsaw. The Sun (2012)She was stumped by a question that asked her to construct a triangle with given angles and sides. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Trim the stalk, leaving a short stump. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There he goes, stomping around the stage on one whole leg and another that ends at the knee and continues as a wooden stump. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He sounds like he is on the campaign stump and, of course, he is. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has left a small stump in the ground, about 6in high. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We'd lay wooden stumps up against the doors for a wicket, and he would bowl at me for hours. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: stump NOUN
A stump is a small part of something that remains when the rest of it has been removed or broken off.
If you have a tree stump, check it for fungus.
British English: stump VERB
If you are stumped by a question or problem, you cannot think of any solution or answer to it.
He is stumped by an unexpected question.
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