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  1. present participle of stomp

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A stomp (also referred to as a stamp) is a downwards strike with the heel of the foot from the stand-up position, and is usually directed at the head or body of a downed opponent. A stomp similar to an axe kick is referred to as an axe stomp, while a particularly powerful jumping stomp with both heels is called a bronco kick, and a stomp from the clinch directed at the opponent's foot is called a foot stomp.
Stomping is a disallowed practice in most combat sports. Certain mixed martial arts organizations do however allow stomping to different extents. The UFC allows stomps to be performed from the clinch, while it disallows stomping a downed opponent. PRIDE on the other hand, allows stomping a downed opponent both to the head and body.
Stamping is also illegal in football sports, as well as ice hockey.
Stomp is also the synonym for an exciting style of dance, which is often preformed on large stones or boulders.


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