grub


grub
[[t]grʌb[/t]]
n. v. grubbed, grub•bing
1) ent the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of certain insects, esp. the beetle
2) an unkempt person
3) sts Slang. food; victuals
4) a drudge
5) to dig; clear of roots, stumps, etc
6) to dig up by the roots; uproot (often fol. by up or out)
7) sts Slang. to supply with food
8) sts Slang. to scrounge
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
Etymology: 1250–1300; ME; akin to OHG grubilōn to dig, ON gryfia hole, pit grub′ber, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Grub — Grub, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; called also {grubworm}. See Illust. of {Goldsmith beetle}, under {Goldsmith}. [1913 Webster] Yet your butterfly was a grub. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A short, thick man; a dwarf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grub ax — Grub Grub, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; called also {grubworm}. See Illust. of {Goldsmith beetle}, under {Goldsmith}. [1913 Webster] Yet your butterfly was a grub. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A short, thick man; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grub — can refer to:lang* Larva, most commonly of the scarabaeoidea (beetles) superfamily * a slang term for food; also as a verb to scavenge for food * a British word for a headless set screwPlaces* Grub AR, Grub, canton of Appenzell, Switzerland *… …   Wikipedia

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  • Grüb — ist der Ortsname von Grüb (Grafenau), Ortsteil der Stadt Grafenau, Landkreis Freyung Grafenau, Bayern Grüb (Wettringen), Ortsteil der Gemeinde Wettringen, Landkreis Ansbach, Bayern Grüb (Wittelshofen), Ortsteil der Gemeinde Wittelshofen,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grub — Grub, v. t. 1. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge. [1913 Webster] They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin. Hare. [1913 Webster] 2. To supply with food. [Slang]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grub — [n1] larva caterpillar, entozoon, maggot, worm; concept 398 grub [n2] food chow*, comestibles, eats*, edibles, feed, nosh*, nurture, provisions, rations, sustenance, viands, victuals, vittles*; concepts 457,460 grub [v1] dig, uncover beat, bre …   New thesaurus

  • grub´bi|ly — grub|by «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary

  • grub|by — «GRUHB ee», adjective, bi|er, bi|est. 1. dirty; grimy; slovenly: »a grubby lot Of sooty sweeps (Thomas Hood). She was an exceptionally grubby girl fat, sloppily dressed, and, like Willard, uncommunicative (New Yorker …   Useful english dictionary