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Synonyms for grub

Synonyms for grub

to break, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example) with or as if with a tool

to do tedious, laborious, and sometimes menial work

one who works or toils tirelessly

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informal terms for a meal

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a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

ask for and get free

search about busily

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The approach to this Kurtz grubbing for ivory in the wretched bush was beset by as many dangers as though he had been an enchanted princess sleeping in a fabulous castle.
Of course I do," said Tom; "didn't I hate spending two hours in the afternoon grubbing in the tough dirt with the stump of a fives bat?
True, I met plenty of people, grubbing in little miserable fields that would not keep a cat, or herding little kine about the bigness of asses.
Durdles comes by HIS knowledge through grubbing deep for it, and having it up by the roots when it don't want to come.
He has been grubbing and grubbing at school,' said Bella, looking at her father's hand and lightly slapping it, 'till he's not fit to be seen.
Contract award: pruning, felling, grubbing, size and removal of river ice jams on the road network of the department of eure.
it also allows people to find highly-rated dishes near their current location and keep track of what their friends have been grubbing, allowing them to discover new dishes in an organic, social way.
These lures are most commonly rigged on a jighead and bumped across the bottom; in the Florida winter, this is a great way to target flounder on shallow sand or over shell beds, but who's to say what species might be grubbing around that day you're fishing.