verb (used with object), tubbed, tub·bing.
verb (used without object), tubbed, tub·bing.
- tuatha de danann,
- tuatha dé danann,
- tub chair,
Origin of tub
Examples from the Web for tub
On one summer lunch hour, Donna Ann Levonuk, 50, lifted a tub of diaper cream priced at $43.98—and then stashed it in her purse.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tub used in the birth was not approved for medical use and is difficult to disinfect.
My partner got in the “tub” first and I leaned back on her so she could give me the old reacharound.
A heavy trowel is used to retrieve a mass of your chosen kind of ice cream from its tub and put it in the cardboard container.
Until recently, with global demand soaring for oil, gas, and minerals, thumping the tub against imperialism played well at home.After the Presidential Election, a Tough Road for Hugo Chávez|Mac Margolis|October 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The centrifugal wringer, or dryer, consists of a tub, inside of which is a smaller tub with perforated sides.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
After our "tub" we made a line for the station, the train being so long that only a portion of it was in it.A Soldier's Sketches Under Fire|Harold Harvey
The dancing had finished, and a little group was gathered around the fiddler's tub.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
At one bound I entered into full possession of the freedom of Diogenes in his tub, with no Alexander to bother me.Mad Shepherds|L. P. Jacks
Jake fell into the mud, and the tub drifted away; they had chased it nearly to the road before they recovered it.The Story Of Kennett|Bayard Taylor
- a small vehicle on rails for carrying loads in a mine
- a container for lifting coal or ore up a mine shaft; skip
verb tubs, tubbing or tubbed
Word Origin for tub
"open wooden vessel," late 14c., from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, or Middle Flemish tubbe, of uncertain origin. Related to Old High German zubar "vessel with two handles, wine vessel," German Zuber. Considered to be unrelated to Latin tubus (see tube); one theory connects it to the root of two based on the number of handles. Also 17c. slang for "pulpit;" hence tub-thumper (1660s) "speaker or preacher who thumps the pulpit for emphasis."