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stub out

To extinguish a lit object, especially a cigarette or cigar, by pressing the lit end against a hard surface. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stub" and "out." He stubbed out the cigarette and got up to leave. I'm so sorry, I didn't realize the smoke was bothering you. Let me stub this out.
See also: out, stub

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

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 Stones, on the first night of the UK leg of their world tour, had to be told to stub it out after guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood performed while smoking.
Winston Churchill - he may have played a key role in the Allies' victory in World War II, and have become an immediately- recognisable icon for his cigar-smoking, but even Winnie would be told to stub it out in today's Welsh pubs.
Addicts will be ordered to stub it out in pubs serving food, but that leaves plenty where smoking will be allowed.
It's the single biggest threat to the health of Scots and it's time to stub it out for good.