Definition of Tamp down
1. Verb. Press down tightly. "Tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso"
Generic synonyms: Compact, Compress, Pack Together
Derivative terms: Tamp, Tamper
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Literary usage of Tamp down
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1. Poultry Culture Sanitation and Hygiene by Benjamin Franklyn Kaupp (1920)
"If it is not desired to go to the expense of the concrete construction, place on top of the cinders or crushed rock about 1 inch of sand and tamp down ..."
2. The Kansas City Review of Science and Industry (1885)
"... tamp down grass between them and the edges of the box with a mallet and wooden spatula, have plenty of grass next the cover and bind the box with ..."
3. Carpentry and Building (1905)
"Level off cellar bottom 3% inches below finished floor level, and tamp down even and hard at all points, and lay a Rosendale cement concrete bottom 3 inches ..."
4. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1870)
"... put on a few inches of ashes, and from four to eight quarts of lime ; fill with ashes, moistened, and tamp down well—tamp the firmest in the centre. ..."
5. Architectural Acoustics: Or, The Science of Sound Application Required in by Eugene Henri Kelly (1898)
"tamp down around the plaster clinches until it unites with the back of the brown coat of plaster and forms one solid, compact mass with the plaster of the ..."