Definition of 'stub'
Example sentences containing 'stub'
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This is the same mechanism that carries the uniquely angry shimmer of slow pain after you stub your toe. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He then opens a bottle of vodka and mixes it with two eggs and a cigarette stub before drinking it. The Sun (2014)Maybe she'd forgotten to stub her cigarette out before taking a nap? The Sun (2009)So the next time you stub your toe, think about nice things. The Sun (2012)Make a hole in the candle stub and push one end of the rubber band through the hole just far enough to push a match through. Times, Sunday Times (2006)WANT to stub out cigarettes for good, but dread the quitting process? The Sun (2010)I'm not talking about the fact that you stub your toe. Christianity Today (2000)The 300 auctioned ticket stub had been initially bought for just 22.50. The Sun (2006)So, think of it: you walk out of the back door and there is a prison wall near enough to stub your toe on. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With his stub of a pencil, kept specially for the purpose, he crossed off the items she took from the bags they were in. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'stub'
British English: stub /stʌb/ NOUN
The stub of a cigarette or a pencil is the short piece which remains when the rest has been used.
He pulled an old pencil stub from behind his ear.
- American English: stub
- Arabic: جَذْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: ponta o que restou
- Chinese: 存根
- Croatian: opušak
- Czech: nedopalek
- Danish: skod
- Dutch: stomp
- European Spanish: colilla
- Finnish: tynkä
- French: bout
- German: Stummel
- Greek: αποτσίγαρο
- Italian: matrice
- Japanese: 使い残り
- Korean: 토막
- Norwegian: sneip
- Polish: końcówka
- European Portuguese: ponta o que restou
- Romanian: chiștoc
- Russian: обрубок
- Spanish: colilla
- Swedish: stump
- Thai: ส่วนที่เหลืออยู่
- Turkish: izmarit sigara
- Ukrainian: уламок
- Vietnamese: mẩu
British English: stub VERB
If you stub your toe, you hurt it by accidentally kicking something.
I stubbed my toes against a table leg.
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