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

     

    dub

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//dʌb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌb//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dub
    BrE BrE//dʌb//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌb//
     
    he / she / it dubs
    BrE BrE//dʌbz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌbz//
     
    past simple dubbed
    BrE BrE//dʌbd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌbd//
     
    past participle dubbed
    BrE BrE//dʌbd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʌbd//
     
    -ing form dubbing
    BrE BrE//ˈdʌbɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌbɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1dub somebody + noun to give somebody/something a particular name, often in a humorous or critical way The Belgian actor Jean–Claude Van Damme has been dubbed ‘Muscles from Brussels’. The media dubbed anorexia ‘the slimming disease’.
  2. 2dub something (into something) to replace the original speech in a film/movie or television programme with words in another language an American movie dubbed into Italian compare subtitle Wordfinderactor, cameraman, cinema, dialogue, director, dub, film, location, scenario, sound effect See related entries: Film reviews and promotion, Producing TV shows, Making films
  3. 3dub something (especially British English) to make a piece of music by mixing sounds from different recordings More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet.
  4. Word Originverb sense 1 late Old English (in the sense ‘make a knight’): from Old French adober ‘equip with armour’, of unknown origin. verb senses 2 to 3 1920s: abbreviation of double.

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