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English noun: sub

1. sub (food) a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

Synonymsbomber, Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Italian sandwich, poor boy, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zep

Broader (hypernym)sandwich

2. sub (artifact) a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

Synonymspigboat, submarine, U-boat

Broader (hypernym)submersible, submersible warship

Narrower (hyponym)attack submarine, auxiliary research submarine, fleet ballistic missile submarine, nautilus, nuclear submarine, nuclear-powered submarine

Part holonymasdic, breather, conning tower, echo sounder, escape hatch, periscope, schnorchel, schnorkel, snorkel, snorkel breather, sonar

English verb: sub

1. sub (possession) be a substitute

SamplesThe young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague.
The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet.

Synonymsfill in, stand in, substitute

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)change, exchange, interchange

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