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. [Obs.] --Carew. [1913 Webster]

3. Victuals; food. [Slang] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Grub ax} or {Grub 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. [1913 Webster]

I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays. --Gap. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • grub — grub; grub·ber; grub·bi·ly; grub·bi·ness; grub·ble; grub·by; grub·less; grub·stak·er; …   English syllables

  • 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 — → graben * * * grub: ↑ graben. * * * grub: ↑graben …   Universal-Lexikon

  • grub — ► NOUN 1) the larva of an insect, especially a beetle. 2) informal food. ► VERB (grubbed, grubbing) 1) dig shallowly in soil. 2) (grub up) dig (something) up. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • grub — [grub] vi. grubbed, grubbing [ME grubben, to dig, prob. < OE * grybban (akin to OHG grubilōn, to bore into): for IE base see GRAVE2] 1. to dig in the ground 2. to work hard, esp. at something menial or tedious; drudge 3. to search about;… …   English World dictionary

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