To reduce to a stump; to truncate or cut off a part of.
To strike unexpectedly; to stub, as the toe against something fixed.
From Middle English stumpe, stompe, from or akin to Middle Low German stump ("stump"), from Proto-Germanic *stumpaz ("stump, blunt, part cut off"). Cognate with Middle Dutch stomp ("stump"), Old High German stumph ("stump") (German Stumpf), Old Norse stumpr ("stump"). More at stop.
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