Definition of grub in English:
- Dwarf mongooses mainly feed on insects like termites, locusts, beetles, grubs, larvae and spiders.
- This year flea beetles, white grubs, seed corn maggots and wireworms generated a lot of discussion.
- Insect larvae such as leatherjackets and chafer grubs, which feed on grass roots, have now reached a size and state of succulence that tempts birds to dig for them, spoiling lawns in the process.
- Located near to the town centre, the monastically themed bar offers traditional pub grub from 12.30 pm to 2.45 pm.
- The CDs were handed out with fast food grub as part of a joint initiative between the two companies.
- This year's event will include delights ranging from a First Class Food Day to an Organic and Vegetarian Day, with world food, British food and wedding grub all on the agenda, too.
verb (grubs, grubbing, grubbed)[no object, with adverbial] Back to top
- It keeps to the bottom, grubbing for insect larvae.
- We no longer go off into the forest, hunting for our game and grubbing for roots and berries.
- He was an illiterate village urchin grubbing around with goats and chickens till the age of 12.
- I plant carrots late, just so I have lots of them for winter; if I've protected them with a mulch of hay, I can keep grubbing them out through the season.
- Wine varieties were grubbed up and table and raisin varieties were planted in their place.
- If a fence be an old bad one, grub it up and raise a new one.
- It is supposed to be strictly a commerce-free zone - not exactly a public service, maybe, but also not a place to grub for the Almighty Dollar.
- This is a clear attempt to scratch the itch of racism, homophobia and bigotry and pander to the culturally insecure in order to grub for votes.
- He had to use a pseudonym to continue to write, and continue to write he did, for years, while William Shakespeare, whose name is used, went unwittingly on, grubbing for money in Stratford.
- He is a born loner used to corrupting words to grub a living.
- If the Government is reduced to grubbing the votes of its most backward-looking, antediluvian backbenchers, then what is it in office for?
- And it never ceases to amaze me when I see a fit woman grubbing French fries and pizza.
grunge from [1960s]:
Before it became associated with rock music, grunge was generally used to mean ‘grime or dirt’. It was formed from grungy, a word that was coined in the 1960s, probably by blending grubby (from the state you get in when you grub (Middle English) or dig) and dingy (a M18th word of unknown origin, but perhaps related to dung). In the 1990s grunge became the term for a style of rock music in which the guitar is played raucously and the lyrics delivered in a lazy vocal style. Among well-known practitioners of grunge were Seattle-based groups such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
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