Associations to the word «Grub»


GRUB, noun. (countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
GRUB, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Food.
GRUB, noun. (obsolete) A short, thick man; a dwarf.
GRUB, verb. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
GRUB, verb. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; often followed by up.
GRUB, verb. (slang) To supply with food.
GRUB STREET, proper noun. The home or state of impoverished writers and literary hacks.

Dictionary definition

GRUB, noun. Informal terms for a meal.
GRUB, noun. A soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
GRUB, verb. Ask for and get free; be a parasite.
GRUB, verb. Search about busily.

Wise words

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