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tamp something down

to pat or pack something down. Tamp the soil down over the seeds after you plant them. Please tamp down the soil firmly.
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tamp

n. a tampon. You need a tamp, honey?
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So I dug, hoisted, hauled, cleared competing brush, dug again, planted, watered, added enriched soil, tamped, straightened, tamped again, watered again, added peat moss, and set off for another choice Norway.
Each layer must be leveled, de-aired and firmly tamped.
Ella has tamped down a lot of guilt and angst for decades, and that's encouraged the actress to dial back her scene-stealing mannerisms this go-round.
I feel better now,'' added Chris Hernandez, 16, as dirt was tamped around one of the new trees.
They get their hands dirty, and they affect something that's going to last a long, long time,'' said Councilman Tom LaBonge, as Lea tamped dirt around a neighbor's tree with smudged white Sketchers.
Now, in the wake of a very real threat to America, its alarmist findings seem to have been tamped down a smidgen to prevent further panic among our alarmed populace.