grub

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈgrʌb/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/grʌb/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(grub)


Inflections of 'grub' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
grubs
v 3rd person singular
grubbing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
grubbed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
grubbed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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grub

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. you little grub!
  2. has a diet that consists of grubs
  3. looking for grubs in the [tree, ground, soil]
  4. the [food, garbage, trunk, wood] was full of grubs
  5. the [food] was covered in grubs
  6. there were grubs all over the [food]
  7. grubs eating the [leaves, plants, food]
  8. slang: am going to get some grub from the [fridge, cupboard]
  9. slang: serves [tasty, delicious, nice] grub
  10. slang: [excellent, great, good] pub-grub
  11. slang: grub's up, [folks, everybody]!
v
  1. grub for [worms, insects]
  2. [they, politicians, corporations] are grubbing for [votes, power]
  3. grubbing for [money, food]
  4. (having to) grub for it
  5. grubbing a living [by, from]
n as adj
  1. have a grub [problem, infestation]
'grub' also found in these entries:
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