- (transitive) To hold off; to keep at bay.
- 1947, Albert Viney, The Ballet of Moments Unborn: A Novel, page 244:
- A hero dompts Mattatias, too, a hero of rare astuteness, one who, as we watch, fends off by his quick wits the pogrom which he sees impending over Jerusalem.
- 1977, Grahame Clark, World Prehistory: In New Perspective, page 236:
- Another knife-handle, this time of ivory from Gebel el-Arak, has been carved to show on one face combats between men and boats with standards and upturned ends and on the other a man dompting two lions.
- 1987, Ann Elizabeth Farkas, Prudence Oliver Harper, Evelyn Byrd Harrison, Monsters and Demons in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds (page 16)
- For unknown reasons, the motif of a dompted pair of serpo-felines became the emblem of Cusae, a town in Middle Egypt […]