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sub / səb/ inf. • n. 1. a submarine. ∎  short for submarine sandwich. 2. a subscription. 3. a substitute. • v. (subbed , sub·bing ) [intr.] act as a substitute for someone: he subbed for Scott as weatherman.

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sub2 short for, e.g., SUBORDINATE XVII; SUBALTERN XVIII; SUBSTITUTE, SUBSCRIPTION, SUBSIST (money) XIX.

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sub1 L. prep. under, underneath, beneath, at the bottom of (cf. next), corr. to Gr. hupó; the first word of various L. phrs. current from XVII, as sub judice ‘under a judge’, being the subject of judicial inquiry, sub rosa ‘under the rose’, secretly (of unkn. orig.), sub voce under the word (so-and-so in a list), abbrev. s.v.

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subblub, bub, chub, Chubb, club, cub, drub, dub, flub, grub, hub, nub, pub, rub, scrub, shrub, slub, snub, stub, sub, tub •Beelzebub • hubbub • syllabub •wolfcub • nightclub • bathtub •twintub • washtub

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