grub ( grubs plural & 3rd person present) ( grubbing present participle) ( grubbed past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A grub is a young insect which has just come out of an egg and looks like a short fat worm.
2 n-uncount Grub is food.
INFORMAL Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.
3 verb If you grub around, you search for something.
I simply cannot face grubbing through all this paper. V adv/prep
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 burrow, dig up, probe, pull up, root (informal) rootle (Brit.) search for, uproot
2 ferret, forage, hunt, rummage, scour, search, uncover, unearth
3 drudge, grind (informal) labour, plod, slave, slog, sweat, toil
4 caterpillar, larva, maggot
5 (slang) eats (slang) feed, food, nosebag (slang) nosh (slang) rations, sustenance, tack (informal) victuals, vittles (obsolete or dialect)
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