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stub

noun [C] uk   /stʌb/ us  
the short part of something that is left after the main part has been used, especially a cigarette after it has been smoked or one of the small pieces of paper left in a book from which cheques or tickets have been torn

stub

verb uk   /stʌb/ us  
stub your toe to hurt your toe by hitting it against a hard object by accident
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