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Noun: sub  súb
Usage: informal
  1. [N. Amer, informal] A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    - bomber [US, informal], grinder [US, informal], hero [N. Amer], hero sandwich [N. Amer], hoagie [N. Amer], hoagy [N. Amer], Cuban sandwich [N. Amer], Italian sandwich [N. Amer], poor boy [N. Amer], submarine [N. Amer], submarine sandwich [N. Amer], torpedo [US], wedge [US, informal], zep [N. Amer]
  2. A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    - submarine, pigboat
Verb: sub (subbed,subbing)  súb
Usage: informal
  1. Be a substitute
    "The young teacher had to sub for the sick colleague";
    - substitute, stand in, fill in
  2. Act or speak as a replacement (for someone or something)
    - substitute, deputize, deputise [Brit], step in
  3. Put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    - substitute, replace, interchange, exchange
Prefix: sub-  súb
  1. Under, lower, below, secondary, inferior
    - under-

Derived forms: subs, subbed, subbing

Type of: alter, change, exchange, interchange, modify, replace, sandwich, sarnie [Brit, informal], submersible, submersible warship, supercede [non-standard], supersede, supervene upon, supplant

Encyclopedia: Sub