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“… this gets right to the nub of the matter …”

meanings of nub


  1. A small lump or knob.
  2. The clitoris.
  3. The innermost section of a chrysalis in a silk cocoon.
  4. A noob; a newcomer or incompetent.
  5. The essence or core of an issue, argument etc.


  1. To beckon.
  2. To hit the ball weakly.
  3. To push; to nudge.

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