from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To dig up by or as if by the roots: grubbed carrots with a stick.
- transitive v. To clear of roots and stumps by digging: grubbed a small plot.
- transitive v. Slang To obtain by importunity: grub a cigarette.
- intransitive v. To dig in the earth: grub for potatoes.
- intransitive v. To search laboriously by or as if by digging; rummage.
- intransitive v. To toil arduously; drudge: grub for a living.
- n. The thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects.
- n. A drudge.
- n. Slang Food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
- n. Food.
- n. A short, thick man; a dwarf.
- v. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.
- intransitive v. To drudge; to do menial work.
- transitive v. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; -- followed by up.
- transitive v. To supply with food.
- n. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; -- called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under goldsmith.
- n. A short, thick man; a dwarf.
- n. Victuals; food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dig in or under the ground; hence, to work hard in any way; especially, to make laborious research; search or study closely.
- To eat; take a meal: as, it is time to grub.
- To dig; dig up by the roots: frequently followed by up or out: as, to grub up shrubs or weeds.
- To supply with food; provide with victuals.
- n. The larva of an insect; especially, the larva of a beetle: as, the white-grub (the larva of Lachnosterna fusca). Also grubworm.
- n. A short thick man; a dwarf: in contempt.
- n. Something to eat; victuals; a provision of food (as the product of grubbing or hard work).
- n. In cricket, a ball bowled along the ground. Also called, in the slang of cricket, sneaker and daisy-cutter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. ask for and get free; be a parasite
- n. informal terms for a meal
- v. search about busily
- n. a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
I use the term grub in its broadest and most comprehensive sense.
Any my wife can't stop complaining about what I call my grub scrubs: an admittedly ill-fitting pair of shorts that are held together with a safety pin - three actually clipped together - a pair of purple, grass-stained Chuck Taylors and a wife-beater that no longer completely covers my mid-section.
"It's food -- what you call grub," explained Hassan proudly.
Variety in the grub is a welcome to the men as nuggets.
"Remember, my last bit of grub is yours," he reassured her, still holding her hand.
Oh, I'm Del Bishop, pocket-miner; and if ever we run across each other, remember I'd give you the last shirt -- I mean, remember my last bit of grub is yours.
"But keepin 'grub back an hour ain't goin' to hurt none, I reckon."
I can take my medicine an 'lick the spoon, but three days' grub is drawin 'it a shade fine, that's all, an' I hereby register my kick.
But he crushed their aspirations with rough speech, peculiar for its strength and brevity, and bought a double supply of grub from the trading-post.
Yes, exactly the same port and baud rate as in grub and BIOS.