Definition of grub :
1. A short, thick man; a dwarf.
2. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; - called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith.
3. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.
4. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; - followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.
5. To drudge; to do menial work.
6. To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
7. To supply with food.
8. Victuals; food.
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eat (part of speech: verb)
meal (part of speech: noun)
bread, breakfast, meat, drink, dinner, fare, barbecue, feed, food, picnic, taste, foodstuff, cuisine, nutriment, ingestion, eating, spread, consumption, lunch, morsel, repast, snack, sustenance, meal, banquet, feast, board
food (part of speech: noun)
- This means that they will get several thousand people in there this season, and if they do not get enough grub in, grub will be high. - "All about the Klondyke gold mines", J. Armoy Knox J. G. Pratt.
- " All I want is a grub- stake," said Mr. Keene, " and I'm sure to win!" - "A Prairie Infanta", Eva Wilder Brodhead.
- Where science is silent, perhaps the grub will speak. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.