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grub

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of grub

  1. 1 substances intended to be eaten <after the game, we headed to the diner for some hearty grub> Synonyms bread, chow, chuck [chiefly West], comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, foodstuffs, food, meat, provender, provisions, table, tucker [chiefly Australian], viands, victuals, vittlesRelated Words commissary, rations, supplies; aliment, nutriment; diet, nourishment, nurture, sustenance; mess, pap; ensilage, feed, fodder, forage, silage, slop, swill; feast, meal, refreshments, regale, repast, spread; board; dish, plate, platter, serving; finger food, natural foodNear Antonyms bane, poison, toxin, venom

  2. 2 a person who does very hard or dull work <you may have to spend some time working as a grub before challenging work comes your way> Synonyms dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, drudge, drudger, fag, foot soldier, slave, grubber, grunt, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, workerRelated Words workhorse; coolie, serfNear Antonyms goldbrick, shirker; drone, idler, lazybones, loafer, slouch, slug, sluggard


grub

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grub

  1. to devote serious and sustained effort <grubbing away at the yard work before the first snow of the season> Synonyms bang away, beaver (away), dig (away), drudge, endeavor, fag, labor, hump, hustle, moil, peg (away), plod, plow, plug, slave, slog, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, travail, tug, workRelated Words apply (oneself), buckle (down), dig in, hammer (away), knuckle down, pitch in; attack, drive; essay, try; exercise, exert, overexert, overwork; eke out, grind (out), put out, scrabble, scratch; trudge, wadeNear Antonyms break, ease (up), let up, slacken; bum, chill, dally, dillydally, footle, goldbrick, goof (off), hack (around), hang (around or out), idle, laze, loaf, lounge, shirk, slack (off), veg out; bask, loll, relax, repose, rest, unwind; dabble, doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang, hang about [British], mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle


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