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    Meaning of stamp off?

    Hi,

    What does "stamp off" mean in this sentence?

    "In that case, I don't want to be a fairy!" said Georgina, and stamped off.

    Is "stamp off" phrasal verb? Is it formal or informal word?

    From the story "The football fairy" in 365 Stories and Rhymes for Girls book.

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    Re: Meaning of stamp off?

    It means something like walked away angrily.

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    Re: Meaning of stamp off?

    She went away stamping her feet.

    Our American friends will say that 'stomped off' is more colloquial for them.

    'Stomp' is not used much in BE.

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    Re: Meaning of stamp off?

    I would say that "stomp off" is used very frequently in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Meaning of stamp off?

    Confirming that "stomp off" is the American usage I'm familiar with.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Meaning of stamp off?

    In BrE, we tend to say that someone "stamps" on something when they bang their foot down very hard but when we're talking about walking away angrily, we use "stomp off".

    I'm very angry with my son. He stamped on a snail earlier and killed it. I need to remind him that it is wrong to kill animals.
    I told my son off for killing a snail. He stomped off, slammed the door of his bedroom and I haven't seen him since.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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