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STUMP, noun [G.]

1. The stub of a tree; the part of a tree remaining int he earth after the tree is cut down, or the part of any plant left in the earth by the sythe or sickle.

2. The part of a limb or other body remaining after a part is amputated or destroyed; as the stump of a leg, of a finger or a tooth.

STUMP, verb transitive

1. To strike any thing fixed and hard with the toe. [Vulgar.

2. To challenge. [Vulgar.]