Pronunciation: (grub), [key]
n., v., grubbed, grub•bing.

1. the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of several insects, as of a scarab beetle.
2. a dull, plodding person; drudge.
3. an unkempt person.
4.; victuals.
5. any remaining roots or stumps after cutting vegetation to clear land for farming.

1. to dig; clear of roots, stumps, etc.
2. to dig up by the roots; uproot (often fol. by up or out).
3. supply with food; feed.
4. scrounge: to grub a cigarette.

1. to dig; search by or as if by digging: We grubbed through piles of old junk to find the deed.
2. to lead a laborious or groveling life; drudge: It's wonderful to have money after having to grub for so many years.
3. to engage in laborious study.
4. eat; take food.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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