verb (used with object), grub·staked, grub·stak·ing.
Related formsgrub·stak·er, noun
Examples from the Web for grubstake
On the strength of that I doubles my grubstake, and he no sooner gets his hands on the two sawbucks than he starts for the street.Odd Numbers|Sewell Ford
"I want to give you a grubstake," answered the motor wizard.Owen Clancy's Happy Trail|Burt L. Standish
Missourian chaps, and a couple of Cornishmen, but they went down to Eldorado to work at wages for a grubstake.The God of His Fathers|Jack London
A job for coffee and cakes, and maybe a grubstake to work a few more lonely rocks.Turnover Point|Alfred Coppel
Well, this Wunpost, as they call him, was working on a grubstake for a banker named Judson Eells.Wunpost|Dane Coolidge