grub definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To dig up by or as if because of the origins: grubbed carrots with a stick.
    • To free from roots and stumps by searching: grubbed a tiny story.
    • Slang To obtain by importunity: grub a cigarette.
    • To dig; to discover by the roots; to root out-by digging; -- followed by up.
    • To supply with food.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To dig in the planet: grub for potatoes.
    • to look laboriously by or as though by digging; rummage.
    • To toil arduously; drudge: grub for a full time income.
    • To dig in or in surface, generally for an object this is certainly hard to achieve or extricate; becoming occupied in digging.
    • To drudge; to do menial work.
  • noun:
    • The dense wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
    • A drudge.
    • Slang Food.
    • An immature stage in the life pattern of an insect; a larva.
    • Food.
    • a quick, thick man; a dwarf.
    • The larva of an insect, specially of a beetle; -- called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under goldsmith.
    • A short, dense guy; a dwarf.
    • Victuals; food.
    • The larva of an insect; specially, the larva of a beetle: as, the white-grub (the larva of Lachnosterna fusca). Additionally grubworm.
    • a brief thick guy; a dwarf: in contempt.
    • Something to eat; victuals; a provision of food (due to the fact product of grubbing or perseverance).
    • In cricket, a ball bowled along the surface. Also referred to as, in the slang of cricket, sneaker and daisy-cutter.
    • informal terms for dinner
    • a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles as well as other bugs
  • verb:
    • To scavenge or perhaps in some way scrounge, usually for meals.
    • require and acquire free; be a parasite
    • search about busily
  • others:
    • To dig in or beneath the surface; for this reason, to the office hard in any way; particularly, to produce laborious research; search or study closely.
    • to consume; take meals: because, it is time to grub.
    • To dig; discover because of the roots: usually followed by up or out: since, to grub up bushes or weeds.
    • to provide with meals; provide with victuals.

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