Definition of clomp in US English:

clomp

verb

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

    ‘she clomped down the steps’
    • ‘When soaking, bedraggled hikers clomped into Tuku at about 6am, an old woman manning a hot noodle stand, was appalled.’
    • ‘Picking up my backpack I clomped down the stairs and was surprised by my brother dressed up and holding the car keys.’
    • ‘Hank came into the house without knocking, and came clomping down the steps.’
    • ‘Yells came from inside the house and footsteps clomped up to the door.’
    • ‘No sooner had he disappeared than her mother clomped down the steps, with a small stack of floral cotton bed linens.’
    • ‘So he unstuck his boots from the mud and clomped over to a tree, where he sat with his cloak wrapped around him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The familiar round-shaped lunch-lady, Theresa, clomped into the kitchen.’
    • ‘He clomped into the kitchen and opened the dishwasher.’
    • ‘He turns and leaves the room, his shoes clomping against the floor.’
    • ‘Horses clomped out a steady pace up front, neighing every now and then to show their displeasure at being harnessed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And, just as Raven had foreseen, the Leviathan rushed forward, its hooves clomping down upon the stone flagstones.’
    • ‘The centaur-like beast stepped forward, its skillet-sized hooves clomping on the wooden floor.’
    • ‘His snakeskin boots clomped against the thin, greasy carpet, rattling with each footfall from the spurs at his ankles.’
    • ‘Mandella followed, clomping after her in chunky, two inch soled shoes.’
    • ‘On his arm was the bag of sugar and the horse walked toward him, his big hooves clomping on the stable floor.’
    • ‘I heard someone walk into the stable, boots clomping.’
    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/