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    stamp out

    Dear teachers,

    Would you share with me your opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    Such grave infantile diseases as smallpox and rickets have been stamped out in our country.

    The government is determined to stamp out crime in the big cities.

    stamp out = .liquidate, eliminate, eradicate, to destroy completely and make disappear.

    Be sure to stamp the fire out, and then cover it with earth just in case.

    stamp out = extinguish, put out

    This machine can stamp out 20,000 coins a day.

    stamp out = stamp

    Thank you for your empathy.



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    Re: stamp out

    I am not a teacher.

    The first two are figurative uses of the third one; we stamp out fires with our feet.

    In the coin example, the "out" connotes repetition.

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