grub Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"grub" in British English

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grubnoun

uk   us   /ɡrʌb/

grub noun (INSECT)

[C] an ​insect in the ​stage when it has just come out of ​itsegg: A grub ​looks like a ​short, ​fatworm.

grub noun (FOOD)

[U] informal food: I'm ​starving - let's get some grub.

grubverb

uk   us   /ɡrʌb/ (-bb-)

grub verb (SEARCH)

[I usually + adv/prep] to ​search for something by ​digging or ​turning over ​earth: The ​dog was grubbing around/about in the ​mud for a ​bone.
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(Definition of grub from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grub" in American English

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grubnoun

 us   /ɡrʌb/

grub noun (FOOD)

[U] slang food: The ​food was just good, ​greasy grub.

grub noun (INSECT)

[C] an ​insect in the ​stage when it has just come out of ​itsegg

grubverb [T]

 us   /ɡrʌb/ (present participle grubbing, past tense and past participle grubbed) slang

grub verb [T] (ASK FOR)

to ​ask someone to give you something: Can I grub a ​sandwich from you?
(Definition of grub from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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