Definition of clomp in US English:

clomp

verb

  • no object, with adverbial of direction Walk with a heavy tread.

    ‘she clomped down the steps’
    • ‘I heard someone walk into the stable, boots clomping.’
    • ‘Hank came into the house without knocking, and came clomping down the steps.’
    • ‘His snakeskin boots clomped against the thin, greasy carpet, rattling with each footfall from the spurs at his ankles.’
    • ‘I wonder what they would say if they knew I dug my combat boots out of my closet and clomped around the house in them all weekend.’
    • ‘The familiar round-shaped lunch-lady, Theresa, clomped into the kitchen.’
    • ‘And, just as Raven had foreseen, the Leviathan rushed forward, its hooves clomping down upon the stone flagstones.’
    • ‘When soaking, bedraggled hikers clomped into Tuku at about 6am, an old woman manning a hot noodle stand, was appalled.’
    • ‘Mandella followed, clomping after her in chunky, two inch soled shoes.’
    • ‘He clomped into the kitchen and opened the dishwasher.’
    • ‘James stood up and clomped angrily out of the church.’
    • ‘The horses' hooves clomped on the cobbled pathways in a heavy rhythm, never breaking a beat.’
    • ‘Horses clomped out a steady pace up front, neighing every now and then to show their displeasure at being harnessed.’
    • ‘Yells came from inside the house and footsteps clomped up to the door.’
    • ‘Picking up my backpack I clomped down the stairs and was surprised by my brother dressed up and holding the car keys.’
    • ‘So he unstuck his boots from the mud and clomped over to a tree, where he sat with his cloak wrapped around him.’
    • ‘On his arm was the bag of sugar and the horse walked toward him, his big hooves clomping on the stable floor.’
    • ‘He turns and leaves the room, his shoes clomping against the floor.’
    • ‘No sooner had he disappeared than her mother clomped down the steps, with a small stack of floral cotton bed linens.’
    • ‘The centaur-like beast stepped forward, its skillet-sized hooves clomping on the wooden floor.’
    • ‘Instead, before we had time to think about it, we had Sean Connery and the entire cast of Brigadoon clomping down Fifth Avenue in kilts.’
    plod, tramp, drag oneself, walk heavily, walk slowly, plough, slog, footslog, toil, trek, clump, lumber
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Origin

Early 19th century: imitative; compare with clump.

Pronunciation

clomp

/klämp//klɑmp/