Learn how to say Stumping correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word stump:
1the bottom part of a tree left projecting from the ground after most of the trunk has fallen or been cut down.
the small projecting remnant of something that has been cut or broken off or worn away:
the stump of an amputated arm
2 Cricket each of the three upright pieces of wood which form a wicket.
(stumps) close of play in a cricket match.
3 Art a cylinder with conical ends made of rolled paper or other soft material, used for softening or blending marks made with a crayon or pencil.
4chiefly North American used in relation to political campaigning:
his jibes at his opponents may have won him some support on the stump early in his campaign
an inspiring stump speaker
[referring to the use of a tree stump, from which an orator would speak]
1 informal (of a question or problem) be too hard for; baffle:
education chiefs were stumped by some of the exam questions
(be stumped) be at a loss; not know what to do or say:
detectives are stumped for a reason for the attack
2 [no object, with adverbial of direction] walk stiffly and noisily:
he stumped away on short thick legs
3 Cricket (of a wicketkeeper) dismiss (a batsman) by dislodging the bails with the ball while the batsman is out of the crease but not running.
4North American travel around (a district) making political speeches:
there is no chance that he will be well enough to stump the country
5 Art use a stump on (a drawing, line, etc.).
up a stump
North American informal in a situation too difficult to manage:
he was up a stump if his animals got sick
stump something up
British informal pay a sum of money:
a buyer would have to stump up at least £8.5 million for the site
Middle English (denoting a part of a limb remaining after an amputation): from Middle Low German stump(e) or Middle Dutch stomp. The early sense of the verb was ‘stumble’