What does stump mean?

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  1. The remains of something that has been cut off; especially the remains of a tree, the remains of a limb.
  2. (politics) The place or occasion at which a campaign takes place; the husting.
  3. (figuratively) A place or occasion at which a person harangues or otherwise addresses a group in a manner suggesting political oration.
  4. (cricket) One of three small wooden posts which together with the bails make the wicket and that the fielding team attempt to hit with the ball.
  5. (drawing) An artists’ drawing tool made of rolled paper used to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media.
  6. A wooden or concrete pole used to support a house.
  7. (humorous) A leg.
  8. A pin in a tumbler lock which forms an obstruction to throwing the bolt except when the gates of the tumblers are properly arranged, as by the key.
  9. A pin or projection in a lock to form a guide for a movable piece.
  1. (transitive) to stop, confuse, or puzzle
  2. (intransitive) to baffle; to be unable to find an answer to a question or problem
  3. (intransitive) to campaign
  4. (transitive, US, colloquial) to travel over (a state, a district, etc.) giving speeches for electioneering purposes
  5. (wicket keeper) to get a batsman out stumped
  6. (transitive, cricket) to bowl down the stumps of (a wicket)
  7. (intransitive) to walk heavily or clumsily, plod, trudge
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