stomp out

(redirected from stomp (someone or something) out)

stomp out

1. Literally, to extinguish a spark or fire by stomping on it with one's feet. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stomp" and "out." We quickly stomped out the fire so that it wouldn't be seen in the night sky. An ember popped out of the fireplace and onto the rug, so I stomped it out before it set the place alight.
2. By extension, to destroy, extinguish, or eliminate someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stomp" and "out." Scientists from around the world are joining together in a bid to stomp out the devastating disease. The dictator vowed to stomp the rebels out once and for all.
See also: out, stomp
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