Middle English Dictionary Entry

stampen v.
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Note: Cp. stomperen v.
(a) To pound or mash an ingredient; pound (sth.), beat; crush (sth.), mash; also fig. [last quot.]; -- also without obj. [quot.: ?a1500]; stamp (ingredients in a mortar), bray; ppl. stamped, pounded, beaten; broken up, crushed; (b) to thresh (chaff); (c) ppl. stamped, stamped with a design, imprinted.
(a) To stamp, tread heavily; also, fig. trample or destroy a city [1st quot.]; ~ on, tread upon (sb.), trample; (b) to force (wine out of grapes) by treading; (c) ?to shuffle; ?fig. dwell (on sth.) in examination.