Meaning of “stub sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"stub sth out" in British English

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stub sth out

phrasal verb with stub uk /stʌb/ us /stʌb/ verb

to stop a cigarette from burning by pressing the burning end against a hard surface

(Definition of “stub sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)