Complete Definition of "grub"

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English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ɡɹÊb/
rhymes|Êb

Etymology
From hypothetical OE. root grubbian, from West Germanic *grubbjan (cfr. Old High German grubilon "to dig, search," German grübeln "to meditate, ponder"), from Proto-Germanic *grub- "to dig". The noun sense of "larva" (c.1400) may derive from the notion of "digging insect" or from the possibly unrelated ME. grub "dwarfish fellow." The slang sense of "food" is first recorded 1659, has been linked with birds eating grubs or with bub "drink."

Noun
en-noun|s|-

  1. countable An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
  2. context|uncountable|slang Food.

Synonyms
italbrac|immature insect: larva
italbrac|slang: food: nosh, tucker

Derived terms
grubby
witchetty grub

Related terms
caterpillar
maggot
worm

Translations
trans-top|immature insect
Dutch: t+|nl|larve|f, t|nl|larf|f
French: t+|fr|larve|f
German: Larve f, Wurm m
trans-mid
trreq|Hebrew
Italian: t+|it|bruco|m
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trans-top|slang: food
Dutch: t|nl|vreten|n italbrac|Netherlands, t|nl|voer|n
French: t+|fr|bouffe|f
trans-mid
ttbc|Romanian||I donât believe this: larva f
Russian: ÑаÑÑи (xarÄí) mp
Swedish: käk n
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Verb
en-verb|grubb|ing

  1. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.

Translations
trans-top|scavenge or scrounge
Dutch: t-|nl|azen, t+|nl|jagen
trans-mid
Romanian: a cauta prin gunoaie, a curata (solul de radacini)
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Bosnian

Pronunciation
IPA|/É¡rup/

Adjective
grub m

  1. rough, coarse
  2. rude

Category:Bosnian adjectives


Croatian

Pronunciation
IPA|/É¡rup/

Adjective
grub m

  1. rough, coarse
  2. rude

Category:Croatian adjectives


Serbian

Pronunciation
IPA|/É¡rup/

Adjective
grub m

  1. rough, coarse
  2. rude

Cyrillic spelling
гÑÑб#Serbian|гÑÑб

Category:Serbian adjectives

fa:grub
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