Examples of nub in a Sentence
The dog chewed his bone down to a nub.
The shoes have little nubs on the bottom that prevent you from slipping.
Recent Examples of nub from the Web
That’s the nub of this entire case that’s turned into a media circus.
Studying the site closer the stones, some mere nubs of well worn rock another an obvious slab cracked off just above the ground, lined up in a row.
By the time Moore came along, the party’s moral sensibilities had been worn to a nub.
The Bearcats did it with extreme offensive patience, several times working the shot clock to the nub.
Cool watermelon cubes stacked with warm lamb bacon nubs bring blasts of sweet juice and savory smoke.
French fries, on the other hand, are exemplars of the form, crispy even under a siege of mozzarella, holding their own against squeaky hot dog nubs ensnared in the cheese.
The nub of the years-long investigation is that Luxembourg for a while allowed Amazon to transfer substantial revenues from a taxable EU subsidiary to an untaxed unit, as a royalty for intellectual property vested in the offshore unit.
The pumpkin would not come off because its strap was lodged around the back of the deer's head, stuck on the nubs of his antlers.
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Origin and Etymology of nub
First Known Use: 1696See Words from the same year
sum and substance, the long and short (or the long and the short);
NUB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nub for English Language Learners
: a small piece or end : a small part that sticks out
NUB Defined for Kids
Definition of nub for Students
- These shoes have nubs on the bottom to prevent slipping.
- a nub of pencil
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