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stub one's toe against something

 and stub one's toe on something
to ram one's toe accidentally against some hard object. Don't stub your toe against that brick in the path. Claire stubbed her toe against one of the legs of the sofa. I stubbed my toe on the bottom step.
See also: stub, toe

stub something out

to put out something, such as a cigarette or cigar, by crushing the burning end against a hard object. Max stubbed his cigar out and tossed it into the street. He stubbed out his cigar.
See also: out, stub

stub out something

also stub something out
to stop something from burning or smoking by pressing it against something She used the edge of the ashtray to stub out her cigarette. He dropped the cigar on the street without stubbing it out.
See also: out, stub

stub out

v.
To extinguish some cigarette, cigar, or similar smoking material by stamping the burning end against a surface: There were no ashtrays around, so I stubbed out the cigarette on the heel of my shoe. If you had told me the smoke from my cigar was bothering you, I would have stubbed it out.
See also: out, stub
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The partnership proposal does not describe the effect of losses incurred during the stub period.
Under this view, the stub rent does not have to be satisfied until the plan of reorganization is confirmed.
Employers may replace traditional paper paycheck stubs with electronic pay stubs if: 1) the employee agrees; 2) the employees are able to readily access the information when payday rolls around; and 3) employees are able to print or store the electronic record for future reference.
I read the ECHO's Stub It Out campaign and I hope everyone takes it to heart.
PTOs came into general use in 1923 when IHC engineer Bert Benjamin designed PTO stub shafts into the gear train of Farmall tractors.
The traditional concept of ticket stubs will come into operation but fans who have attended less attractive games will have more chance of landing a final ticket.
So a big box-frame sits on the stubs, wedged up to become horizontal with flat pieces of wood: an almost archetypal detail that recalls precedents in Norwegian farm buildings, as well as Japan and the Classical world.
Third it violated the annual accounting requirement in that the current year's shrinkage would include the shrinkage from the stub period of the prior year.
Cut the branch just beyond this collar; don't cut flush against the stem or so far out that you leave a stub.
Shareholders receive a large, onetime dividend and an ongoing interest in the company through a remaining equity stake, known as stub equity.
The following are tips on how to achieve the correct placement of passive devices, including a look at the maximum stub lengths option that helps avoid improper placement issues.
Summary: SHARJAH - A cigarette stub dropped by somebody at the site caused Monday evening's fire in the under-construction building in Al Tawun area of Sharjah.
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Unfortunately, some of you crewmen are trying to use the wrong tool when extracting a stub base or stuck round from your tank's 120mm cannon tube.