See also: tâmp




Probably related to French tamponner(to plug or stop). See tampion.

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tamp ‎(third-person singular simple present tamps, present participle tamping, simple past and past participle tamped)

  1. (blasting) To plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected.
  2. To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes
    Tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
  3. (sexual intercourse) To have the active role during sexual intercourse.
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?)
  5. (obscenity) A disrespectful obscenity.

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tamp c

  1. The end, or end piece, of a rope


Inflection of tamp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tamp tampen tampar tamparna
Genitive tamps tampens tampars tamparnas