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A nickname for the US $20 bill. I don't get paid till next week—any chance you can loan me a double saw?
1. verb To copy something. Did you dub this video? The quality is terrible.
2. verb To replace the soundtrack of a film, often to change its language. This movie has clearly been dubbed—that actor's mouth is definitely not saying the English words we're hearing!
3. noun A copy of something. This must be a dub—the quality is terrible.
4. noun A shortening of "double sawbuck," a nickname for the US $20 bill. I don't get paid till next week—any chance you can loan me a dub?
To add a new recording over previously recorded material. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dub" and "in." If that part of his vocal is garbled, we can just dub in a section of a different take.
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To add a new recording over previously recorded material. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dub" and "over." If that part of his vocal is garbled, we can just dub it over with a section from a different take.
A way of pronouncing "www" (the initialism for "World Wide Web"), as precedes an Internet address. A: "OK, so the address is dub-dub-dub dot—" B: "Hold on, let me grab a pen."
dub something in
to mix a new sound recording into an old one. The actor messed up his lines, but they dubbed the correct words in later. They dubbed in his lines.
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dub something over
to record a replacement sound over another sound in a recording. They had dubbed over all the dialog in the movie. It doesn't matter if you say a word wrong on the tape. We can dub it over.
flub the dub
Inf. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign. Please don't flub the dub this time.
double saw(buck)and double and dub
n. a twenty-dollar bill. (see also sawbuck.) This whole thing only cost a double sawbuck. Can you loan me a dub?
See double sawbuck
1. tv. & in. to duplicate something; to copy something. Dub this and keep a copy yourself.
2. n. a duplicate; a copy. The dub was so poor we couldn’t understand the dialogue.
3. Go to double saw(buck).
n. double-u, double-u, double-u, the letters WWW found in World Wide Web addresses. (The second version is merely a colloquial pronunciation of double-u, and neither is commonly written or printed.) Our address is dub-dub-dub dot reindeer dot com.
flub the dub
tv. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign.
flub the dub, to
To loaf or evade duty; also, to bungle or botch. This term dates from the first half of the 1900s and became widely current during World War II. Early on it also was slang for male masturbation, but that sense has not survived. John Hersey used it in G.I. Laughs (1943), “Wanders from barracks to barracks . . . generally flubbing his dub.” And D. Stagg (in Glory Jumpers (1959), “The Air Corps flubbed the dub again and scattered the drop.”
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