stub out

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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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Dubai: A cleaner who stubbed out a cigarette on the shoulder of a housemaid after she refused to have sex with him, has been jailed for six months.
The 30-year-old Bangladeshi cleaner, F.M., groped the Indonesian woman and stubbed out a cigarette on her shoulder at her employer's residence in September.
According to the accusation sheet, prosecutors said the defendant abused the fact that their sponsor was away when he asked to have sex with her but when she refuse, the suspect molested her and stubbed out a cigarette on her shoulder.
However stylish though, her 'look' would be stubbed out in Wales today.
They will patrol the pubs and bars of Brum, making sure those flouting the July 1st ban on smoking in public places are stubbed out.
A man had a cigarette stubbed out in his face in an attack outside a Huddersfield pub.