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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: stubs, stubbing, stubbed

Type of: collide with, deracinate [formal], extinguish, extirpate [formal], 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