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    Default Stamp

    Click here to find the answer

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    Default Re: Stamp

    Hey, it's not fair to give the answer right away! Let us break our head first next time.

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    Default Re: Stamp

    I didn't give it away- you have to go and look for it.

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    Aha! I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuangpi
    Aha! I see.
    stamp out thanks,

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    stamp somethingout
    1 to get rid of something that is bad, unpleasant or dangerous, especially by using force or a lot of effort
    eliminate: to stamp out racism
    2 to put out a fire by bringing your foot down heavily on it: He stamped out the flames before they spread any further.

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    Hi,

    I didn't find any definition of "stamp off" on the Internet. Does this idiom exist?

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    I think it doesn't

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    It does. Having seen the length of the benefit queues, some people are quite likely to stamp off in disgust. This is arguably not a phrasal verb though: someone who stamps something out doesn't stamp tout sec, whereas someone who stamps off does stamp. The "off" simply says where they stamp (away from the object of disgust or annoyance).

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    Last edited by BobK; 14-Jul-2009 at 12:13. Reason: Answering previously unseen questions

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    Default Re: Stamp

    is it off or out???? i voted on out, i think its the correct answer...... but not sure....

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