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GRUB, v.i. To dig; to be occupied in digging.

GRUB, v.t. To dig; mostly followed by up. To grub up, is to dig up by the roots with an instrument; to root out by digging, or throwing out the soil; as, to grub up trees, rushes or sedge.

GRUB, n. [from the Verb.] A small worm; particularly, a hexapod or six-footed worm, produced from the egg of the beetle, which is transformed into a winged insect.

1. A short thick man; a dwarf, in contempt.



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GRUB, v.i. To dig; to be occupied in digging.

GRUB, v.t. To dig; mostly followed by up. To grub up, is to dig up by the roots with an instrument; to root out by digging, or throwing out the soil; as, to grub up trees, rushes or sedge.

GRUB, n. [from the Verb.] A small worm; particularly, a hexapod or six-footed worm, produced from the egg of the beetle, which is transformed into a winged insect.

1. A short thick man; a dwarf, in contempt.

GRUB, n. [from the Verb.]

  1. A small worm; particularly, a hexapode or six-footed worm, produced from the egg of the beetle, which is transformed into a winged insect.
  2. A short thick man; a dwarf, in contempt. Carew.

GRUB, v.i. [Goth. graban. See Grave. The primary sense is probably to rub, to rake, scrape or scratch, as wild animals dig by scratching. Russ. grebu, to rake, to row; greben, a comb; grob, a grave; groblia, a ditch.]

To dig; to be occupied in digging.


GRUB, v.t.

To dig; mostly followed by up. To grub up, is to dig up by the roots with an instrument; to root out by digging, or throwing out the soil; as, to grub up trees, rushes or sedge.


Grub
  1. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in digging.
  2. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; -- followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.

    They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin. Hare.

  3. The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; -- called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle, under Goldsmith.

    Yet your butterfly was a grub. Shak.

  4. To drudge; to do menial work.

    Richardson.
  5. To supply with food.

    [Slang] Dickens.
  6. A short, thick man; a dwarf.

    [Obs.] Carew.
  7. Victuals; food.

    [Slang] Halliwell.

    Grub ax or axe, a kind of mattock used in grubbing up roots, etc. -- Grub breaker. Same as Grub hook (below). -- Grub hoe, a heavy hoe for grubbing. -- Grub hook, a plowlike implement for uprooting stumps, breaking roots, etc. -- Grub saw, a handsaw used for sawing marble. -- Grub Street, a street in London (now called Milton Street), described by Dr. Johnson as "much inhabited by writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary poems, whence any mean production is called grubstreet." As an adjective, suitable to, or resembling the production of, Grub Street.

    I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays. Gap.

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Grub

GRUB, verb intransitive To dig; to be occupied in digging.

GRUB, verb transitive To dig; mostly followed by up. To grub up, is to dig up by the roots with an instrument; to root out by digging, or throwing out the soil; as, to grub up trees, rushes or sedge.

GRUB, noun [from the Verb.] A small worm; particularly, a hexapod or six-footed worm, produced from the egg of the beetle, which is transformed into a winged insect.

1. A short thick man; a dwarf, in contempt.

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