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Noun: stub  stúb
  1. A short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
     
  2. A small piece
    "a stub of a pencil";
    - nub
     
  3. A torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
    - ticket stub
     
  4. The part of a check that is retained as a record
    - check stub [US], counterfoil [Brit], cheque stub [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. The small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
    - butt
Verb: stub (stubbed,stubbing)  stúb
  1. Pull up (weeds) by their roots
     
  2. Extinguish by crushing
    "stub out your cigarette now"
     
  3. Clear of weeds by uprooting them
    "stub a field"
     
  4. Strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object
    "She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"

Derived forms: stubbing, stubs, stubbed

Type of: blow out, collide with, deracinate, extinguish, extirpate, hit, impact, impinge on, part, piece, plant part, plant structure, portion, quench, receipt, record, root out, run into, snuff out, strike, uproot, weed

Encyclopedia: Stub