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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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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.
Rumors of a dress first surfaced early in the Lewinsky investigation but were quickly tamped down by William Ginsburg, then Lewinsky's lawyer.