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sub

noun [C] uk   /sʌb/ us  

sub noun [C] (MONEY)

UK informal for subscription : Have you paid your tennis club sub yet?

sub noun [C] (CHANGE)

UK and US informal for substitute verb : One of the players was injured during the match, so a sub was brought on.

sub noun [C] (SHIP)

informal for submarine noun : a nuclear sub

sub noun [C] (BREAD)

US informal for submarine sandwich

sub

verb [I] uk   /sʌb/ (-bb-) us  
to replace someone, especially in a game of football: Travis subbed for the injured defender.
Translations of “sub”
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 訂閱費,訂購款, 服務費…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 订阅费,订购款, 服务费…
(Definition of sub noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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