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GRUB (grubbed, grubbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grub mean? 

GRUB (noun)
  The noun GRUB has 2 senses:

1. informal terms for a meal
2. a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

  Familiarity information: GRUB used as a noun is rare.


GRUB (verb)
  The verb GRUB has 2 senses:

1. ask for and get free; be a parasite
2. search about busily

  Familiarity information: GRUB used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRUB (noun)


Sense 1grub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for a meal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

chuck; eats; grub; chow

Hypernyms ("grub" is a kind of...):

fare (the food and drink that are regularly consumed)


Sense 2grub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("grub" is a kind of...):

larva (the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "grub"):

maggot (the larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter)

leatherjacket (tough-skinned larva of certain crane flies)


GRUB (verb)


Sense 1grub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Ask for and get free; be a parasite

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

bum; cadge; grub; mooch; sponge

Hypernyms (to "grub" is one way to...):

obtain (come into possession of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "grub"):

freeload (live off somebody's generosity)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2grub [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Search about busily

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "grub" is one way to...):

look for; search; seek (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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