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English definition of “tub”

tub

noun [C] (CONTAINER)    /tʌb/
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.General and miscellaneous containers a small plastic container with a lid, used for storing food: a tub of ice cream/margarinePreserving and storing food
(Definition of tub noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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