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sub

[suhb] Informal.
noun
1.
a submarine.
2.
a substitute.
3.
a submarine sandwich. See hero sandwich.
4.
a subcontractor.
5.
a sublieutenant.
6.
a subordinate.
7.
a subaltern.
8.
British. an advance against one's wages, especially one granted as a subsistence allowance.
9.
Photography. a substratum.
verb (used without object), subbed, subbing.
10.
to act as a substitute for another.
verb (used with object), subbed, subbing.
11.
Photography. to coat (a film or plate) with a substratum.

Origin:
by shortening of words prefixed with sub-


3. See hero sandwich.
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sub (sʌb)
 
n
1.  subaltern subeditor submarine subordinate subscription substandard substitute See substratum short for several words beginning with sub-
2.  informal (Brit) Formal term: subsistence allowance an advance payment of wages or salary
 
vb , subs, subbing, subbed
3.  (intr) to serve as a substitute
4.  informal (intr) to act as a substitute (for)
5.  informal (Brit) to grant or receive (an advance payment of wages or salary)
6.  informal (tr) short for subedit
7.  (tr) photog to apply a substratum to (a film or plate base)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
sub
  1. submarine

  2. substitute

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Example sentences
More progress in subbing out functions that used to be performed by faculty.
It will be able to model different programs, handle departure times, subbing and revisions.
Appellants allege that they were unaware of the additional fees for appellee subbing out its own work.
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