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Noun
Food
“I grabbed some grub and found a seat, settling in for a three-hour seminar on fundraising.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
The larva of an insect, especially a beetle
“The grubs do their damage by tunnelling through ripened fruit.”
Verb
Search in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
“I began grubbing about in the waste-paper basket to find the envelope.”
Verb
To devote serious and sustained effort
“A significant strand of our ancestors fled halfway around the world to try and grub a living out of the forest and the swamp to escape the workhouse and the orphanage - not to recreate them.”
Verb
Dig or poke about in soil
“It will do anything you could possibly want, if you are prepared to grub about in templates, add-ons, and configuration files.”
Verb
Remove something from the earth by digging it up
“If a fence be an old bad one, grub it up and raise a new one.”
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