stub out


stub out
phr verb
Stub out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cigar, ↑cigarette

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  • stub out — (something) to stop something from burning or smoking by pressing it against something. She used the edge of the ashtray to stub out her cigarette. He dropped the cigar on the street without stubbing it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • stub out — verb extinguish by crushing (Freq. 1) stub out your cigar • Syn: ↑crush out, ↑extinguish, ↑press out • Hypernyms: ↑end, ↑terminate …   Useful english dictionary

  • stub out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stub out : present tense I/you/we/they stub out he/she/it stubs out present participle stubbing out past tense stubbed out past participle stubbed out to press a cigarette hard against a surface to make it… …   English dictionary

  • stub out — PHRASAL VERB When someone stubs out a cigarette, they put it out by pressing it against something hard. [V P n (not pron)] Signs across the entrances warn all visitors to stub out their cigarettes. [Also V n P] Syn: put out …   English dictionary

  • stub out — verb a) To extinguish (a cigar, cigarette) by crushing the tip. b) To eradicate …   Wiktionary

  • stub out something — stub out (something) to stop something from burning or smoking by pressing it against something. She used the edge of the ashtray to stub out her cigarette. He dropped the cigar on the street without stubbing it out …   New idioms dictionary

  • stub — ► NOUN 1) the remnant of a pencil, cigarette, or similar shaped object after use. 2) a shortened or unusually short thing. 3) the counterfoil of a cheque, ticket, or other document. ► VERB (stubbed, stubbing) 1) accidentally strike (one s toe)… …   English terms dictionary

  • stub — stub1 [stʌb] n [: Old English; Origin: stybb] 1.) the short part of something long and thin, such as a cigarette or pencil, that is left when the rest has been used ▪ a pencil stub 2.) the part of a ticket that is given back to you after it has… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stub — [[t]stʌ̱b[/t]] stubs, stubbing, stubbed 1) N COUNT: with supp The stub of a cigarette or a pencil is the last short piece of it which remains when the rest has been used. He pulled the stub of a pencil from behind his ear. ...an ashtray of… …   English dictionary

  • stub — I UK [stʌb] / US verb [transitive] Word forms stub : present tense I/you/we/they stub he/she/it stubs present participle stubbing past tense stubbed past participle stubbed to hit your toe against something accidentally in a hard and painful way… …   English dictionary


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