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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A tool for pushing down (e.g., for tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.) v. - Press down tightly.

Usage examples (34)
  • Put the post in place and tamp the backfill carefully in layers.
  • tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso
  • I noted that he tamped extremely well and used the piston tamp, that is, the arm straight up and bent at the elbow.
  • It's to kind of tamp down this sort of hysteria that led up to it. for more
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