"stub" in the noun sense
a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
2. nub, stub
a small piece
"a nub of coal"
"a stub of a pencil"
3. stub, ticket stub
a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
4. stub, check stub, counterfoil
the part of a check that is retained as a record
5. butt, stub
the small unused part of something (especially the end of a cigarette that is left after smoking)
"stub" in the verb sense
pull up (weeds) by their roots
extinguish by crushing
"stub out your cigarette now"
clear of weeds by uprooting them
"stub a field"
strike (one's toe) accidentally against an object
"She stubbed her toe in the dark and now it's broken"
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