Definition of stub verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stub

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//stʌb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stʌb//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stub
BrE BrE//stʌb//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stʌb//
 
he / she / it stubs
BrE BrE//stʌbz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stʌbz//
 
past simple stubbed
BrE BrE//stʌbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stʌbd//
 
past participle stubbed
BrE BrE//stʌbd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//stʌbd//
 
-ing form stubbing
BrE BrE//ˈstʌbɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstʌbɪŋ//
 
 
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(stubbing, stubbed) stub your toe (against/on something) to hurt your toe by accident by hitting it against something hard She stubbed her toe on the step. Word Origin Old English stub(b) ‘stump of a tree’, of Germanic origin. The verb is first recorded (late Middle English) in the sense ‘to pull a plant up by the roots’; the current verb sense (mid 19th cent.) was originally a US usage. Phrasal Verbsstub somethingout
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