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noun [C] uk   us   /tʌb/

tub noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a large, round container with a flat base and an open top: Outside was a stone patio with tubs of flowering plants. We've got a tub for compost at the bottom of our garden. a small plastic container with a lid, used for storing food: a tub of ice cream/margarine

tub noun [C] (BATH)

US a long plastic, metal, or ceramic container that is filled with water so that you can sit or lie in it to wash your whole body: It's good to sink into a hot tub at the end of a hard day's work.fill the tub US (UK run a bath) to fill a bath with water for washing: I'll fill the tub for you while you take off those wet clothes.
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