stub

Part of speech: verb

To strike, as the toe, against a low obstruction.

Part of speech: verb

To grub up, as roots.

Part of speech: noun

The stump of a tree, bush, or the like; any short part or piece, as a memorandum left when a check or note is detached; a remnant.

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Usage examples "stub":

  1. Johnny ground the cigarette stub under his heel in the dirt, shrugged his shoulders with a fine imitation of perfect indifference, and yawned. - "The Thunder Bird", B. M. Bower.
  2. I'll save her the stub! - "Abroad with the Jimmies", Lilian Bell.
  3. That was a stub- nosed, heavy automatic. - "Ronicky Doone", Max Brand.