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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.

Synonyms:

scrounge, dig, loll around, loll, worm, arse around, chow, lounge about, cadge, mooch, plod, enter, spade, schnorr, bum, shnorr, drudge, lounge around, slave, shovel, delve, work, loaf, frig around, chow chow, excavate, maggot, bum around, slog, waste one's time, arse about, scoop, chuck, sponge, eats, grind, bum about.

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