Definition of Grub

1. Noun. Informal terms for a meal.

Exact synonyms: Chow, Chuck, Eats
Generic synonyms: Fare



2. Verb. Ask for and get free; be a parasite.
Exact synonyms: Bum, Cadge, Mooch, Sponge
Generic synonyms: Obtain
Specialized synonyms: Freeload
Derivative terms: Bum, Cadger, Moocher, Sponge, Sponger

3. Noun. A soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
Generic synonyms: Larva
Specialized synonyms: Maggot, Leatherjacket
Derivative terms: Grubby

4. Verb. Search about busily.
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek

Definition of Grub

1. v. i. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.

2. v. t. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; -- followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.

3. n. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; -- called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith.

Definition of Grub

1. Noun. An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva. ¹

2. Noun. (context: uncountable slang) Food. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A short, thick man; a dwarf. ¹

4. Verb. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grub

1. to dig [v GRUBBED, GRUBBING, GRUBS] - See also: dig

Medical Definition of Grub

1. 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. "They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin." (Hare) 2. To supply with food. 1. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; called also grubworm. 2. A short, thick man; a dwarf. 3. Victuals; food. Grub ax or axe, a kind of mattock used in grubbing up roots, etc. Grub breaker. Same as Grub hook (below). Grub hoe, a heavy hoe for grubbing. Grub hook, a plowlike implement for uprooting stumps, breaking roots, etc. Grub saw, a handsaw used for sawing marble. Grub Street, a street in London (now called Milton Street), described by Dr. Johnson as "much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems, whence any mean production is called grubstreet." As an adjective, suitable to, or resembling the production of, Grub Street. "I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays." (Gap) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grub

growths
growthwise
growthy
groyne
groynes
groze
grozed
grozes
grozing
grozing iron
grozing irons
grr
grrr
grrrl
grrrls
grub (current term)
grub out
grub up
grubbed
grubber
grubber kick
grubbers
grubbier
grubbies
grubbiest
grubbily
grubbiness
grubbinesses
grubbing
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