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See also: tâmp
- (blasting) To plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock.
- To drive in or pack down by frequent gentle strokes
- Tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.
- 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
- Typically for the 'get-on-with-it' era, the railway and military worked like demons to restore the vital rail link. The crater was rapidly filled in and the earth tamped solid, the wreckage was removed by breakdown trains, new rails and sleepers were rushed forward by willing hands, and US Army bulldozers piled in. By 2020 on the same day, both tracks were open for traffic again where there had been a gaping pit just hours before.
- To reduce the intensity of.
- 2013, Kristina McMorris, The Pieces We Keep:
- A single thought tamped her outrage: the chance that Meredith wasn't alone in her suspicions.
- 2014, Christy Carlyle, Scandalous Wager:
- Whatever doubts she struggled with, they hadn't tamped her hunger for him.
- 2017, Ari Thatcher, Loving Her Alphas:
- A small bit of relief tamped her initial trepidation.
- 2020, Jessie Gussman, An Amish Sanctuary:
- Lucy bit the inside of her cheek and tamped her anger down.
plug up with clay or other material
To reduce the intensity of
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- The end, or end piece, of a rope
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