Grub - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡrʌb|  American pronunciation of the word grub
Brit.  |ɡrʌb|  British pronunciation of the word grub


- informal terms for a meal (syn: chow, chuck, eats)
- a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects


- ask for and get free; be a parasite (syn: bum, cadge, mooch, sponge)
- search about busily


Everyone was grubbing for whatever food they could find.

Let's go get some grub.

...after the game, we headed to the diner for some hearty grub...

We grubbed the weeds out of the garden.

The dog was grubbing around in the mud for a bone.

Let's get some grub.

Jake got on the floor and grubbed about under the desk.

grub up roots and tree stumps

Word forms

I/you/we/they: grub
he/she/it: grubs
present participle: grubbing
past tense: grubbed
past participle: grubbed
singular: grub
plural: grubs
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