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 for Stumping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stump \Stump\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stumping.]
     1. To cut off a part of; to reduce to a stump; to lop.
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              Around the stumped top soft moss did grow. --Dr. H.
                                                    More.
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     2. To strike, as the toes, against a stone or something
        fixed; to stub. [Colloq.]
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     3. To challenge; also, to nonplus. [Colloq.]
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     4. To travel over, delivering speeches for electioneering
        purposes; as, to stump a State, or a district. See To go
        on the stump, under Stump, n. [Colloq. U.S.]
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     5. (Cricket)
        (a) To put (a batsman) out of play by knocking off the
            bail, or knocking down the stumps of the wicket he is
            defending while he is off his allotted ground; --
            sometimes with out. --T. Hughes.
        (b) To bowl down the stumps of, as, of a wicket.
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                  A herd of boys with clamor bowled,
                  And stumped the wicket.           --Tennyson.
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     To stump it.
        (a) To go afoot; hence, to run away; to escape. [Slang]
            --Ld. Lytton.
        (b) To make electioneering speeches. [Colloq. U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stumping
      n 1: campaigning for something by making political speeches
           (stump speeches)

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