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  • noun
    The truncated remnant of a pencil, cigarette, or similar-shaped object after use. (the ashtray was full of stubs)
    The counterfoil of a cheque, receipt, ticket, or other document. (retain your ticket stubs)
    Accidentally strike (one's toe) against something. (I stubbed my toe, swore, and tripped)
    Extinguish (a lighted cigarette) by pressing the lighted end against something. (she stubbed out her cigarette in the overflowing ashtray)
    Grub up (a plant) by the roots. (he was found to have stubbed up a hedge)


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