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People often stub their toes. #1 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2011 17:13 pm   People often stub their toes.
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #143 "Real Life: The Body and Related Verbs (3)", question 7

People often ......... their toes. This is when a person accidentally slams a toe into an object. This is often painful for a short time.

(a) smack
(b) stub
(c) stone
(d) stir

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #143 "Real Life: The Body and Related Verbs (3)", answer 7

People often stub their toes. This is when a person accidentally slams a toe into an object. This is often painful for a short time.

Correct answer: (b) stub

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People often smack their toes. This is when a person accidentally slams a toe into an object. This is often painful for a short time.
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i thought stub many times is used to describe an action of using a sward or something like that.
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People often stub their toes. #2 (permalink) Mon Jan 03, 2011 19:52 pm   People often stub their toes.
 

What you are thinking of is 'stab'.

STAB
Thrust a knife or other pointed weapon into (someone) so as to wound or kill.
Make a thrusting gesture or movement at something with a pointed object
Violently pierce.

STUB
Accidentally strike (one's toe) against something.
Extinguish (a lighted cigarette) by pressing the lighted end against something.
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People often stub their toes. #3 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 17:55 pm   People often stub their toes.
 

How does stub sound?Many thanks in advance
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People often stub their toes. #4 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 19:08 pm   People often stub their toes.
 

Hi StJordi,

If you are asking for the pronunciation of the word 'stub', you can find recordings of words in most online dictionaries nowadays. All you have to do is click on the little loudspeaker icon in this link, for example.

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People often stub their toes. #5 (permalink) Fri May 27, 2011 22:55 pm   People often stub their toes.
 

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StJordi wrote:
How does stub sound?Many thanks in advance

Hi StJordi,

I would pronounce it as follows: Mind you don't stub your toe on the table leg.

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