Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stub.
  • adj. Short and thick, like something truncated; blunt; obtuse.
  • adj. Abounding in stubs; stubby.
  • adj. Not delicate; hardy; rugged.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Reduced to a stub; short and thick, like something truncated; blunt; obtuse.
  • adj. Abounding in stubs; stubby.
  • adj. Not nice or delicate; hardy; rugged.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling a stub; short and blunt; truncated.
  • Rough with roots and stumps; stubby.
  • Blunt or rugged in character; not delicate or sensitive; hardy.

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  • Or when she stubbed her foot on her dresser and broke her pinkie toe.

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