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grub

 (grŭb)
v. grubbed, grub·bing, grubs
v.tr.
1. To dig up by or as if by the roots: grubbed carrots with a stick.
2. To clear of roots and stumps by digging: grubbed a small plot.
3. Slang To obtain by importunity: grub a cigarette.
v.intr.
1. To dig in the earth: grub for potatoes.
2.
a. To search laboriously by or as if by digging; rummage.
b. To toil arduously; drudge: grub for a living.
n.
1. The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
2. A drudge.
3. Slang Food.

[Middle English grubben, from Old English *grybban; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]

grub′ber n.

grub

(ɡrʌb)
vb, grubs, grubbing or grubbed
1. (when: tr, often foll by up or out) to search for and pull up (roots, stumps, etc) by digging in the ground
2. to dig up the surface of (ground, soil, etc), esp to clear away roots, stumps, etc
3. (intr; often foll by in or among) to search carefully
4. (intr) to work unceasingly, esp at a dull task or research
5. slang to provide (a person) with food or (of a person) to take food
6. (tr) slang chiefly US to scrounge: to grub a cigarette.
n
7. (Zoology) the short legless larva of certain insects, esp beetles
8. slang food; victuals
9. a person who works hard, esp in a dull plodding way
10. informal Brit a dirty child
[C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grubilōn to dig, German grübeln to rack one's brain, Middle Dutch grobben to scrape together; see grave3, groove]

grub

(grʌb)

n., v. grubbed, grub•bing. n.
1. the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of certain insects, esp. the beetle.
2. an unkempt person.
3. Slang. food; victuals.
4. a drudge.
v.t.
5. to dig; clear of roots, stumps, etc.
6. to dig up by the roots; uproot (often fol. by up or out).
7. Slang. to supply with food.
8. Slang. to scrounge.
v.i.
9. to dig; search by or as if by digging.
10. to lead a laborious or groveling life; drudge.
11. to engage in laborious study.
[1250–1300; Middle English; akin to Old High German grubilōn to dig, Old Norse gryfia hole, pit]
grub′ber, n.

grub


Past participle: grubbed
Gerund: grubbing

Imperative
grub
grub
Present
I grub
you grub
he/she/it grubs
we grub
you grub
they grub
Preterite
I grubbed
you grubbed
he/she/it grubbed
we grubbed
you grubbed
they grubbed
Present Continuous
I am grubbing
you are grubbing
he/she/it is grubbing
we are grubbing
you are grubbing
they are grubbing
Present Perfect
I have grubbed
you have grubbed
he/she/it has grubbed
we have grubbed
you have grubbed
they have grubbed
Past Continuous
I was grubbing
you were grubbing
he/she/it was grubbing
we were grubbing
you were grubbing
they were grubbing
Past Perfect
I had grubbed
you had grubbed
he/she/it had grubbed
we had grubbed
you had grubbed
they had grubbed
Future
I will grub
you will grub
he/she/it will grub
we will grub
you will grub
they will grub
Future Perfect
I will have grubbed
you will have grubbed
he/she/it will have grubbed
we will have grubbed
you will have grubbed
they will have grubbed
Future Continuous
I will be grubbing
you will be grubbing
he/she/it will be grubbing
we will be grubbing
you will be grubbing
they will be grubbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been grubbing
you have been grubbing
he/she/it has been grubbing
we have been grubbing
you have been grubbing
they have been grubbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been grubbing
you will have been grubbing
he/she/it will have been grubbing
we will have been grubbing
you will have been grubbing
they will have been grubbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been grubbing
you had been grubbing
he/she/it had been grubbing
we had been grubbing
you had been grubbing
they had been grubbing
Conditional
I would grub
you would grub
he/she/it would grub
we would grub
you would grub
they would grub
Past Conditional
I would have grubbed
you would have grubbed
he/she/it would have grubbed
we would have grubbed
you would have grubbed
they would have grubbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grub - informal terms for a mealgrub - informal terms for a meal    
fare - the food and drink that are regularly served or consumed
2.grub - a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
larva - the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
maggot - the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter
leatherjacket - tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies
Verb1.grub - ask for and get free; be a parasite
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
freeload - live off somebody's generosity; "This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"
2.grub - search about busily
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

grub

noun
1. larva, maggot, caterpillar The grubs do their damage by tunnelling through ripened fruit.
2. (Slang) food, feed, rations, tack (informal), eats (slang), kai (N.Z. informal), sustenance, nosh (slang), victuals, nosebag (slang), vittles (obsolete or dialect) Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.
verb
1. search, hunt, scour, ferret, rummage, forage, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.) grubbing through piles of paper for his address
2. dig, search, root (informal), probe, burrow, rootle (Brit.) chickens grubbing around in the dirt for food

grub

verb
1. To break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool:
2. To do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work:
Informal: grind.
noun
1. One who works or toils tirelessly:
Informal: grind, workhorse.
2. Slang. Something fit to be eaten:
Slang: chow, eats.
Translations
أكْل، طَعامدودَةدودَة بَيضاءيَبحَث عَن الطعام
larvarýtbaštajídlo
larveormrodeædelse
murkinasapuskatoukka
ličinka
feltúrhernyókaja
grafa, rótalirfa, maîkurmatur, æti
地虫
음식
ėdalasknistilerva
kūniņarakņātiesrijamais
hranaličinka
käk
ตัวอ่อนของแมลง
eşip çıkarmakkurtlarvasürfetırtıl
ấu trùng

grub

[grʌb]
A. N
1. (= larva) → larva f, gusano m
2. (= food) → comida f
grub('s) up!¡la comida está servida!
B. VI to grub about in the earth for sthremover la tierra buscando algo
C. CPD Grub Street N (Brit) el mundillo de los escritores desconocidos
grub up VT + ADVarrancar, desarraigar; (= discover) → desenterrar

grub

[ˈgrʌb] n
(= insect) → larve f
(= food) → bouffe f
grub up
vt sep [+ hedge, plant] → déterrer

grub

n
(= larva)Larve f
(inf: = food) → Fressalien pl (hum inf), → Futterage f (inf); grub(’s) up!antreten zum Essenfassen (inf)
vt (animal) ground, soilaufwühlen, wühlen in (+dat)
vi (also grub about or around, pig) → wühlen (→ in in +dat); (person)(herum)kramen, (herum)wühlen (→ in in +dat, → for nach)

grub

[grʌb] n
a. (larva) → bruco
b. (fam) (food) → roba da mangiare
grub('s) up! → si mangia!, a tavola!

grub

(grab) noun
1. the form of an insect after it hatches from its egg. A caterpillar is a grub.
2. a slang term for food. Is there any grub in the house?
verbpast tense, past participle grubbed
to search by digging. The pigs were grubbing around for roots.

grub

دودَة larva larve Larve κάμπια larva murkina larve ličinka larva 地虫 음식 larve larve żarcie larva личинка käk ตัวอ่อนของแมลง yemek ấu trùng 幼虫
References in classic literature ?
This ain't no bad thing that we've struck here -- plenty grub and an easy life -- come, give us your hand, duke, and le's all be friends.
And grub comes too easy -- I don't take no interest in vittles, that way.
ejaculated the Lord de Vere, rather to himself than his companions, the best of whom he held utterly unworthy of his intercourse --"to think that a fellow in a tattered cloak should talk of conveying the Great Carbuncle to a garret in Grub Street
ejaculated the Lord de Vere, rather to himself than his companions, the best of whom he held utterly unworthy of his intercourse- 'to think that a fellow in a tattered cloak should talk of conveying the Great Carbuncle to a garret in Grub Street
Another, an eyeless drone with no feelers, said that all brood-cells should be perfect circles, so as not to interfere with the grub or the workers.
Twas gettin' on towards fall, and grub was low, so Counahan ran her back to Boston, wid no more bones to ut.
I'll put all yer stuff ashore with ye as well as cookin' utensils an' some old sails for tents, an' enough grub to last ye until ye can find fruit and game.
So it was strange to me to discover presently that he had not been thinking of me at all, but of his own young days, when that couplet sang in his head, and he, too, had thirsted to set off for Grub Street, but was afraid, and while he hesitated old age came, and then Death, and found him grasping a box-iron.
But a few marches to the north Lady Greystoke looked forward to the day when her mighty lord and master should discover the crime of Achmet Zek, and be speeding to rescue and avenge, and even as she pictured the coming of John Clayton, the object of her thoughts squatted almost naked, beside a fallen log, beneath which he was searching with grimy fingers for a chance beetle or a luscious grub.
Don't let the kai-kai worry you, Captain Munster,' says she; 'if I can find grub for eighty-four mouths on the Martha, the two of you can do as much by your two vessels.
The air I always breathed was mixed up with grub an' house-rent an' scrappin' an booze an' that's all they talked about, too.
And between the gusts, the prisoners, having gotten away with a week's grub, took to crowding first to one side and then to the other till the Reindeer rocked like a cockle-shell.