stub something out


stub something out
ˌstub sthˈout derived
to stop a cigarette, etc. from burning by pressing the end against sth hard

He stubbed out his cigarette in the ashtray.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stub — 1 noun (C) 1 the short part that is left when the rest of something long and thin, such as a cigarette or pencil, has been used 2 the part of a ticket that is returned to you after it has been torn, as proof that you have paid 3 a piece of a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stub — [stʌb] verb [T] I to hit your toe against something accidentally so that it hurts • stub sth out II noun [C] stub [stʌb] the part of something that remains after you have used the rest a pencil/cigarette stub[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stub out something — stub out (something) to stop something from burning or smoking by pressing it against something. She used the edge of the ashtray to stub out her cigarette. He dropped the cigar on the street without stubbing it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • stub out — (something) to stop something from burning or smoking by pressing it against something. She used the edge of the ashtray to stub out her cigarette. He dropped the cigar on the street without stubbing it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • Stub — may refer to: * Stub or stubb, a low pollard, a tree cut and allowed to regrow from the trunk (the origin of most other meanings) *Method stub, in computer programming, a piece of code used to stand in for some other programming functionality… …   Wikipedia

  • stub — [stub] n. [ME < OE stybb, akin to ON stubbr: for IE base see STOCK] 1. the stump of a tree or plant 2. a short piece or length remaining after the main part has been removed or used up [the stub of a tail, cigar, pencil, etc.] 3. any short… …   English World dictionary

  • stub — ► NOUN 1) the remnant of a pencil, cigarette, or similar shaped object after use. 2) a shortened or unusually short thing. 3) the counterfoil of a cheque, ticket, or other document. ► VERB (stubbed, stubbing) 1) accidentally strike (one s toe)… …   English terms dictionary

  • stub — stub1 [stʌb] n [: Old English; Origin: stybb] 1.) the short part of something long and thin, such as a cigarette or pencil, that is left when the rest has been used ▪ a pencil stub 2.) the part of a ticket that is given back to you after it has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stub — I UK [stʌb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms stub : present tense I/you/we/they stub he/she/it stubs present participle stubbing past tense stubbed past participle stubbed to hit your toe against something accidentally in a hard and painful way… …   English dictionary

  • stub — stub1 stubber, n. /stub/, n., v., stubbed, stubbing. n. 1. a short projecting part. 2. a short remaining piece, as of a pencil, candle, or cigar. 3. (in a checkbook, receipt book, etc.) the inner end of each leaf, for keeping a record of the… …   Universalium


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