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sub

1 noun
     
sub1 S3 [countable] informal
1PMNTTW a submarine
2DS a substitute in sports such as football
3TCN a subscription
4 British EnglishBEW part of your wages that you receive earlier than usual because you need money [= advance]
5 American EnglishDF a long bread roll split open and filled with meat, cheese etc
6 American EnglishSE a substitute teacher
7 British EnglishTCN a sub-editor

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