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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tamp down mean? 

TAMP DOWN (verb)
  The verb TAMP DOWN has 1 sense:

1. press down tightly

  Familiarity information: TAMP DOWN used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TAMP DOWN (verb)

Sense 1tamp down [BACK TO TOP]


Press down tightly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging


tamp; tamp down; pack

Context example:

tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso

Hypernyms (to "tamp down" is one way to...):

compact; compress; pack together (make more compact by or as if by pressing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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