tub Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"tub" in British English

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tubnoun [C]

uk   us   /tʌb/

tub noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​large, round ​container with a ​flatbase and an ​opentop: Outside was a ​stonepatio with tubs of ​floweringplants. The first ​part of the wine-making ​process is to ​crush the ​grapes in ​large tubs. a ​smallplasticcontainer with a ​lid, used for ​storingfood: a tub of ​icecream/​margarine

tub noun [C] (BATH)

US a ​longplastic, ​metal, or ceramiccontainer that is ​filled with ​water so that you can ​sit or ​lie in it to ​washyourwholebody: It's good to ​sink into a ​nice, ​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 ​wetclothes.
(Definition of tub from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tub" in American English

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tubnoun [C]

 us   /tʌb/

tub noun [C] (BATH)

short form of bathtub

tub noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​container, esp. one used for ​storingfood: a tub of ​potatosalad Plant ​lilies in three-gallon ​plastic tub.
(Definition of tub from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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