stub out


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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.
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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