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stubnoun [C]

 us   /stʌb/
  • stub noun [C] (SHORT END)

the ​short end which is ​left after the ​mainpart of something has been used or ​removed, as of a ​pencil: I put the ​ticket stubs in my ​pocket after we went into the ​theater.
stubby
adjective  us   /ˈstʌb·i/
A toddler’s ​legs are ​short and stubby.

stubverb [T]

 us   /stʌb/ (-bb-)
  • stub verb [T] (HURT)

to ​hityourfoot or ​toe against a hard ​object: I stubbed my ​toe on a ​rock.
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(Definition of stub from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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stubnoun [C]

uk   us   /stʌb/ MONEY
the ​shortpiece of ​paperleft in a chequebook after a cheque has been ​removed, used as a ​record of ​payment: Filling in cheque stubs will ​help you ​identify where you can ​cut back.
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