In recent weeks, Palin has made a point of her stumping for Republican women whom she calls “mama grizzlies.”
Or they're stumping up for parochial school tuition, which their counterparts in Minneapolis don't have to do.
stumping for McCain in Greeley, Colorado recently, Gov. Lingle scoffed at the notion that Obama had any strong links with Hawaii.
Except that she comes under a brutal assault led by John McCain, whose wrath she earned while stumping for Obama in 2008.
He best illustrates this skill when stumping on behalf of divorced fathers.
The first course was over when a stumping on the stairs was heard, and the waiter, opening the door, announced Admiral Triton.
Captain Candage was stumping the quarter-deck, puffing at his short, black pipe.
The wicket-keeper should not take the ball for the purpose of stumping, until it have passed the wicket.
On ringing, I heard him stumping downstairs to open the door.
They overtook old Moggy, stumping along through mud and water, with tears bedewing her cheeks.
mid-14c., "remaining part of a severed arm or leg," from or cognate with Middle Low German stump (from adjective meaning "mutilated, blunt, dull"), Middle Dutch stomp "stump," from Proto-Germanic *stump- (cf. Old Norse stumpr, Old High German and German stumpf "stump," German Stummel "piece cut off"), perhaps related to the root of stub or stamp, but the connection in each case presents difficulties.
Earliest form of the word in English is a now-obsolete verb meaning "to stumble over a tree-stump or other obstacle," attested from mid-13c. Meaning "part of a tree trunk left in the ground after felling" is from mid-15c. Sense of "walk clumsily" is first recorded c.1600; that of "baffle" is first recorded 1807, perhaps in reference to plowing newly cleared land.
"to go on a speaking tour during a political campaign," 1838, American English, from phrase stump speech (1820), from stump (n.), large tree stumps being a natural perch for rural orators (this custom is attested from 1775).
The extremity of a limb left after amputation.
The pedicle remaining after removal of the tumor to which it was attached.
To be arrested; fall (1950s+ Underworld)