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stub

  

      n   butt, counterfoil, dog-end     (informal)   end, fag end     (informal)   remnant, stump, tail, tail end  
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stub

  
  ( stubs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( stubbing    present participle)   ( stubbed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The stub of a cigarette or a pencil is the last short piece of it which remains when the rest has been used.  
with supp  
He pulled the stub of a pencil from behind his ear., ...an ashtray of cigarette stubs.     
2       n-count   A ticket stub is the part that you keep when you go in to watch a performance.  
usu n N  
Fans who still have their original ticket stubs should contact Sheffield Arena by July 3.     
3       n-count   A cheque stub is the small part that you keep as a record of what you have paid.  
usu n N  
4       verb   If you stub your toe, you hurt it by accidentally kicking something.  
I stubbed my toes against a table leg.      V n   stub out      phrasal verb   When someone stubs out a cigarette, they put it out by pressing it against something hard.   (=put out)  
Signs across the entrances warn all visitors to stub out their cigarettes.      V P n (not pron)  

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See also:

stubby, stubborn, stumble, stud

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