If he spotted a U-boat, not only would he call for backup, he wanted to attack the sub himself.
All you need to do is sub the word “Russia” for “Soviet Union” and the joke still packs the same punch.
This sub rosa gathering marks another step in the organizing of a potential presidential campaign for Clinton.
The sub was so quiet, that it consistently managed to get within easy torpedo range.
To date no conclusion can be made as to the contributor to the incident and it would be sub judice to say so.
sub, to draw money in advance; a term in use among workmen generally, and those with casual employment in particular.
It was only that I tried to save the life of a sub who'd just joined—and didn't.
As the small boats were floating around, the sub came to the surface and took someone from one of the boats aboard.
There are four other beetleheads on the sub and they carry disintegrators.
sub intimatione anathematis prohibentes ne dictus rex eam observare prsumat.
word-forming element meaning "under," from Latin preposition sub "under" (also "close to, up to, towards"), from a variant form (*(s)up-, perhaps representing *ex-upo-) of PIE root *upo- "from below," hence "turning upward, upward, up, up from under, over, beyond" (cf. Sanskrit upa "near, under, up to, on," Greek hypo "under," Gothic iup, Old Norse, Old English upp "up, upward," Hittite up-zi "rises"). Used as a prefix and in various combinations.
The original meaning is now obscured in many words from Latin ( suggest, suspect, subject, etc.). The prefix is active in Modern English, sometimes meaning "subordinate" (as in subcontinent, first recorded 1863) or "inferior" (a sense first attested 1963).
Below; under; beneath: subcutaneous.
Subordinate; secondary: subinfection.
Less than completely or normally; nearly; almost: subfertility.
A prefix that means "underneath or lower" (as in subsoil), "a subordinate or secondary part of something else" (as in subphylum.), or "less than completely" (as in subtropical.)
A substitute of any sort, esp an athlete who replaces another or an athlete not on the first team (1830+)
: Who'll sub for me when I go on leave? (1853+)
for forming adjectives Inferior to or imitative of what is indicated: sub–Woody Allen (1963+)
hero sandwich • Also hoagy, torpedo, grinder, poor boy, etc depending on the locality
[1960s+; fr the shape of the bread cut lengthwise for the sandwich]