grub
I. verb (grubbed; grubbing) Etymology: Middle English grubben; akin to Old English grafan to dig — more at grave Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to clear by digging up roots and stumps 2. to dig up by or as if by the roots intransitive verb 1. a. to dig in the ground especially for something that is difficult to find or extract b. to search about <
grubbed in the countryside for food — Lamp
>
2. toil, drudge <
grubbing along at newspaper jobs — Walter Kirn
>
grubber noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English grubbe, from grubben Date: 15th century 1. a soft thick wormlike larva of an insect (as a beetle) 2. a. one who does menial work ; drudge b. a slovenly person 3. food

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Grub — ist der Name folgender geographischer Objekte: Grub (Thüringen), Gemeinde im Landkreis Hildburghausen, Thüringen Grub am Forst, Gemeinde im Landkreis Coburg, Bayern Grub AR, Gemeinde im Kanton Appenzell Ausserrhoden Ortsteile: In Deutschland:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GRUB — Bildschirmfoto des Grub Menüs Basisdaten Entwickler: Das GRUB Team Aktuelle Version: 1.96 ( …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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 — 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

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”