Synonyms of 'grub'
1 larvaDictionary, maggot, caterpillar
The grubs do their damage by tunnelling through ripened fruit.
fetid, maggot-infested meat
2 foodDictionary, feed, rations
Get yourself some grub and come and sit down.
Enjoy your food!
a crop grown for animal feed
kai (New Zealand , informal)
I'm starving - let's have some kai.
The state provided a basic quantity of food for daily sustenance.
a restaurant which serves fine wines and posh nosh
vittles (obsolete , dialect)
1 searchDictionary, hunt, scour
grubbing through piles of paper for his address
Armed troops searched the hospital yesterday.
We scoured the telephone directory for clues.
She ferreted among some papers.
They rummage through piles of second-hand clothes.
They were forced to forage for clothes and fuel.
fossick (Australian , New Zealand)
If you fossick around in some specialist music stores, you may be lucky enough to find a copy.
2 digDictionary, search, root (informal)
chickens grubbing around in the dirt for food
phrasal verbgrub something up
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If you burrow in a container or pile of things, you search there for something using your hands.
He burrowed into the pile of charts.
Thesaurus for grub from the Collins English Thesaurus
A grub is a young insect which has just come out of an egg and looks like a short fat worm .