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grub  audio  (grb) KEY 

VERB:
grubbed, grub·bing, grubs
VERB:
tr.
  1. To dig up by or as if by the roots: grubbed carrots with a stick.
  2. To clear of roots and stumps by digging: grubbed a small plot.
  3. Slang To obtain by importunity: grub a cigarette.
VERB:
intr.
  1. To dig in the earth: grub for potatoes.
    1. To search laboriously by or as if by digging; rummage.
    2. To toil arduously; drudge: grub for a living.
NOUN:
  1. The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
  2. A drudge.
  3. Slang Food.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English grubben, from Old English *grybban; see ghrebh-2 in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
grubber(Noun)


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