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stub (one's) toe
To forcefully and accidentally jam a single toe against a hard surface or object. I couldn't walk for nearly ten minutes after stubbing my big toe. We're always stubbing our toes on this darn coffee table!
stub (something) out
To extinguish a lit object, especially a cigar or cigarette, but crushing the lit end against a hard surface. 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 it out.
stub one's toe against somethingand 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.
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.
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.