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Definition of GRUB

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Grub \Grub\ (gr[u^]b), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Grubbed} (gr[u^]bd), p. pr. & vb. n. {Grubbing}.] [OE. grubbin., cf. E. grab, grope.]
     1. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging. [1913 Webster]

     2. To drudge; to do menial work. --Richardson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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] --Dickens.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Grub \Grub\, n.
     1. (Zool.) 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.
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     {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 v.0.48 [gcide]

Sneak \Sneak\, n.
     1. A mean, sneaking fellow.
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              A set of simpletons and superstitious sneaks.
                                                    --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; -- called also {grub}. [Cant] --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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114 Moby Thesaurus words for "grub":
     accumulate, amass, assemble, aurelia, beast of burden, beat, bore, bring together, burrow, caterpillar, chow, chrysalis, chuck, cocoon, collect, comb, cull, delve, dig, dig out, dig up, dike, dredge, drill, drive, drudge, eats, edibles, excavate, fag, feed, forage, furrow, galley slave, gather, gather in, get in, get together, glean, gouge, gouge out, greasy grind, grind, groove, grub up, grubber, grubbery, hack, hammer, hammer away, hireling, larva, lower, maggot, mercenary, mine, moil, muck, nurture, nymph, nympha, peg, peg away, pick, pick up, plod, plodder, pluck, plug, plug along, plug away, poke, pound away, provender, provisions, pupa, quarry, rake, rake up, ransack, root, round up, rummage, sap, scare up, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scrape together, scrape up, scratch, search, shovel, sink, slave, slavey, slog, slogger, spade, swot, take up, toil, travail, trench, trough, tunnel, viands, victuals, wade through, wiggler, work away, workhorse, wriggler

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