verb (used without object), subbed, sub·bing.
verb (used with object), subbed, sub·bing.
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Origin of sub
regional variation note for sub
Definition for sub (2 of 4)
Definition for sub (3 of 4)
- a prefix indicating a basic compound: subacetate; subcarbonate; subnitrate.
- a prefix indicating that the element is present in a relatively small proportion, i.e., in a low oxidation state: subchloride; suboxide.
Origin of sub-
Definition for sub (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for sub
Both were on the bench in the final minutes as Brooks let his subs finish the game.The Wizards’ defense again lets them down in loss at home to Raptors|Ava Wallace|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
In the tight environments of a ship or sub, wire makes more sense.This huge Xerox printer can create metal parts for the US Navy|Rob Verger|February 4, 2021|Popular Science
In a small kitchen and seating area, the market’s specialties are sub sandwiches, hand-dipped ice cream and hamburgers.Winning $730 million Powerball ticket sold in Maryland|Dana Hedgpeth|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
A tighter meter will turn into more subs, even when the conversion rate takes a bit of a hit.‘More is more’: News publishers dial up the marketing heat on their subscription products|Max Willens|November 12, 2020|Digiday
You just go through the list and so many of those positions, they may not be the same as a teacher, but to someone those are critical positions and are really hard to bring in a sub.‘One More Hugely Disruptive Thing’: Teachers to Leave Mid-Year Under Retirement Deal|Ashly McGlone|November 5, 2020|Voice of San Diego
On the show, she was the epitome of Marilyn Monroe hotness, but subbed loud belches for breathy coos—and then laughed about it.Jenny McCarthy Twerks Out a Stellar ‘The View’ Debut|Kevin Fallon|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just as I'm finishing this post, they subbed out Greenland with: "Romney, Cameron Engage in Olympic Games Tiff."The Alternative Universe Where Mitt Romney Is A Cool Guy|Michael Tomasky|July 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So when I went ashore with a couple of dollars I'd subbed from the skipper, I didn't want much to upset me.
Bustling off in search of Irma, Jerry accosted her with: Who subbed for me to-day at the nursery?Marjorie Dean High School Senior|Pauline Lester
That day she was ill, Sue Mason subbed for her; and she probably would again.The Mystery of Arnold Hall|Helen M. Persons
He subbed as ship's cook when things were slow in his specialty.Contamination Crew|Alan Edward Nourse
Course, we was only gettin' our ten per cent., and from some we'd subbed out not even that.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for sub (1 of 3)
verb subs, subbing or subbed
British Dictionary definitions for sub (2 of 3)
- indicating that a compound contains a relatively small proportion of a specified elementsuboxide
- indicating that a salt is basic saltsubacetate