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Meaning of TAMP

Pronunciation:  tamp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.)
  2. [v]  press down tightly; "tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
 

TAMP is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: pack, tamp down, tamper
 
 See Also: compact, compress, pack together, tool

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tamp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tamped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Tamping}.] [Cf. F. tamponner to plug or stop. See
{Tampion}.]
1. In 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 down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to
   tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.

 

 

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