Instead, they were forced to compromise by having him stub out a cigarette.
He finished his cigarette and threw the stub out into the yard before either of them spoke another word.
Sweating heavily, the Captain tried to stub out his cigar, but his hands were moist and his fingers trembled.
Yetsko, his length of rubber hose under his arm, ambled out of Prestonby's private office, stopping to stub out his cigarette.
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Old English stybb "stump of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *stubjaz (cf. Middle Dutch stubbe, Old Norse stubbr), from PIE root *(s)teu- (see steep (adj.)). Extended in Middle English to other short, thick things. The verb sense of "strike (one's toe) against" something is first recorded 1848. Meaning "to extinguish a cigarette" is from 1927. Related: Stubbed; stubbing.