Crocs, the colorful clog company long loathed by fashionistas, has stubbed its toe again.
He pronounced typ-sical with an almost audible hyphen, as if his voice had stubbed its toe.
At the head of the steps he stubbed his toe and down he went head first.
Miriam stubbed her shrinking pink toes against hidden clods when she essayed a timorous step or two forward.
She paused for half a minute, then stubbed out her cigarette and shrugged.
The first time that White-Lamb saw the bushes, he stubbed his nose into them, and then cried out because the thorns pricked.
To think how the lot of us were hoed, and stubbed, and grubbed!
The Cap'n anxiously bent a stubbed finger around a bar of the grating.
He must have stubbed his toe, for he fell, and swore with freedom.
He could not find his other slipper, and he stubbed his toe plebeianly against an aristocratic table.
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Old English stybb "stump of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *stubjaz (cf. Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbr), from PIE root *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Extended in Middle English to other short, thick things. The verb sense of "strike (one's toe) against" something is first recorded 1848. Meaning "to extinguish a cigarette" is from 1927. Related: Stubbed; stubbing.