stub

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
stub

Plural
stubs

  1. A stub is a short piece of something left when the rest has been used.
    He chewed on the stub of his pencil.
  2. A stub is the part of a ticket or cheque that you keep.
    He put the ticket stub into his pocket and entered the theatre.
  3. A stub is something short and blunt.
    They cut off the branch, leaving a small stub.
    In Wiktionary and Wikipedia, a stub is an article that is short and not complete.
    He was angry, because the article he needed for his homework was just a stub.

Verb[change]

Plain form
stub

Third-person singular
stubs

Past tense
stubbed

Past participle
stubbed

Present participle
stubbing

  1. To stub is to put out something burning by crushing it.
    Before entering the building, he had to stub out his cigarette.
  2. If you stub your toe, you hit it hard against something.
    I was scared walking in bare feet, because I could stub my toe.
  3. To stub is to pull out by the roots.
    The farmer needed to stub his field before he could plant a new crop.

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