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stub

 
 
pronunciation:
stuhb
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short projection or projecting part; stump.
The artificial limb was secured to the stub of his leg.
similar words:
stump
definition 2: a short remainder of a used article such as a cigarette or pencil.
It is hard to write with the stub of a pencil.
synonyms:
butt, stump
similar words:
end, remainder, remnant
definition 3: a short section from which a check, receipt, ticket, or the like can be separated, on which a record of the transaction can be kept.
I deposited my paycheck and kept the stub for my records.Don't throw away your ticket stub.
similar words:
tag, ticket
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stubs, stubbing, stubbed
definition 1: to strike something accidentally with the end of (the toe or foot).
I stubbed my toe on the step.
definition 2: to extinguish (a cigar or cigarette) by pressing the end against something (usu. fol. by "out").
She stubbed out the cigarette in the ashtray.
definition 3: to pull up (weeds or stumps) or clear (land) of stubs.
similar words:
weed
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