grub

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1grub

verb \ˈgrəb\

: to dig in the ground for something that is difficult to find or remove

: to search for something : to try hard to get or find something

grubbedgrub·bing

Full Definition of GRUB

transitive verb
1
:  to clear by digging up roots and stumps
2
:  to dig up by or as if by the roots
intransitive verb
1
a :  to dig in the ground especially for something that is difficult to find or extract
b :  to search about <grubbed in the countryside for food — Lamp>
2
:  toil, drudge <grubbing along at newspaper jobs — Walter Kirn>
grub·ber noun

Examples of GRUB

  1. Everyone was grubbing for whatever food they could find.
  2. students grubbing for better grades

Origin of GRUB

Middle English grubben; akin to Old English grafan to dig — more at grave
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GRUB

2grub

noun

: the young form of an insect in which it looks like a small worm

Full Definition of GRUB

1
:  a soft thick wormlike larva of an insect (as a beetle)
2
a :  one who does menial work :  drudge
b :  a slovenly person
3
:  food

Examples of GRUB

  1. Let's go get some grub.
  2. <after the game, we headed to the diner for some hearty grub>

Origin of GRUB

Middle English grubbe, from grubben
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine

grub

noun \ˈgrəb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRUB

: a soft thick wormlike larva of an insect

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