grub

[ gruhb ]
/ grʌb /
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noun

verb (used with object), grubbed, grub·bing.

verb (used without object), grubbed, grub·bing.

Origin of grub

1250–1300; Middle English grubbe (noun), grubben (v.); akin to Old High German grubilōn to dig, German grübeln to rack (the brain), Old Norse gryfia hole, pit; see grave1, groove
Related formsgrub·ber, noun
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grub

/ (ɡrʌb) /

verb grubs, grubbing or grubbed

noun

Word Origin for grub

C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German grubilōn to dig, German grübeln to rack one's brain, Middle Dutch grobben to scrape together; see grave ³, groove
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