stamp out

This page is about the phrasal verb stamp out.

Meaning: to stop something bad or harmful by taking strong action against it

Synonym: eradicate (formal)

For example:

  • stamp out sth The government is trying to stamp out police corruption.

  • stamp sth out Universities want to stamp out cheating in exams, but students are very cunning.

Nouns often used as objects with stamp out: crime, corruption, fraud, racism, sexism, cheating, bad behaviour, hate crimes

Quick Quiz:

The taxation department is trying to stamp out

a. tax forms

b. tax returns

c. tax evasion

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Contributor: Matt Errey