Pronunciation: (grub), [key]
—n., v., grubbed, grub•bing.
1. the thick-bodied, sluggish larva of several insects, as of a scarab beetle.
2. a dull, plodding person; drudge.
3. an unkempt person.
4. Slang.food; victuals.
5. any remaining roots or stumps after cutting vegetation to clear land for farming.
1. to dig; clear of roots, stumps, etc.
2. to dig up by the roots; uproot (often fol. by up or out).
3. Slang.to supply with food; feed.
4. Slang.to scrounge: to grub a cigarette.
1. to dig; search by or as if by digging: We grubbed through piles of old junk to find the deed.
2. to lead a laborious or groveling life; drudge: It's wonderful to have money after having to grub for so many years.
3. to engage in laborious study.
4. Slang.to eat; take food.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.