Definition of "grubs" []

  • To search for and pull up (roots, stumps, etc) by digging in the ground (verb)
  • To dig up the surface of (ground, soil, etc), esp to clear away roots, stumps, etc (verb)
  • To search carefully (verb)
  • To work unceasingly, esp at a dull task or research (verb)
  • To provide (a person) with food or (of a person) to take food (verb)
  • To scrounge (verb)
  • The short legless larva of certain insects, esp beetles (noun)
  • Food; victuals (noun)
  • A person who works hard, esp in a dull plodding way (noun)
  • A dirty child (noun)
  • Plural form of grub. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of grub. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "grubs" in a sentence
  • "I treated my yard and garden beds 3 years ago and have seen a drastic reduction in grubs while gardening."
  • "The ability of New Caledonian crows to make hook-like sticks which they use to winkle out food such as insect grubs is well-known."
  • "They subsisted mostly on big maggots, called grubs, fatty pig, and sago palm, a starch."