verb (used with object), stubbed, stub·bing.
Origin of stub1
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Examples from the Web for stub
Contemporary Examples of stub
I felt there were a lot of ways that I could spend the stub end of my life cycle that were more productive.James Cameron Dives into the Ocean's Abyss
July 21, 2014
Instead, they were forced to compromise by having him stub out a cigarette.From ‘American Hustle’ to ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ Why Is Hollywood Hooked On Embellishing the Truth?
Marina Watts, Marlow Stern
January 8, 2014
Historical Examples of stub
The ground is frozen hard; we stub our toes on the frozen ruts in the road.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
There was nothing left of the fingers but the stub of one, and the thumb!Sure Pop and the Safety Scouts
Roy Rutherford Bailey
Clean the stub of the post thoroughly and also clean the inside of the post builder.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
He took the stub of a lead pencil from the pocket of his shirt.The Coyote
When you stub your toe while walking, you tend to fall forward.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
verb stubs, stubbing or stubbed (tr)
Word Origin for stub
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.