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Noun
Edible food supplies
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“I grabbed some grub and found a seat, settling in for a three-hour seminar on fundraising.”
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A person consigned to drudge work
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The larva of an insect, especially a beetle
“The grubs do their damage by tunnelling through ripened fruit.”
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Deathwatch beetle
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An overly studious or intellectual person
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Search in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
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“I began grubbing about in the waste-paper basket to find the envelope.”
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To apply great and continuous effort
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“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.”
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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.”
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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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Scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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To place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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To lift out (liquid) with a utensil
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