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grub

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A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
Jean Paul Richter
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From hypothetical Old English root grubbian, from West Germanic *grubbjan (cfr. Old High German grubilon "to dig, search," German grübeln "to meditate, ponder"), from Proto-Germanic *grub- "to dig". The noun sense of "larva" (c.1400) may derive from the notion of "digging insect" or from the possibly unrelated Middle English grub "dwarfish fellow." The slang sense of "food" is first recorded 1659, has been linked with birds eating grubs or with bub "drink."

Noun

Singular
grub

Plural
s

grub (s)
  1. (countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Food.
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Verb

Infinitive
to grub

Third person singular
grubb

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to grub (third-person singular simple present grubb, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.

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Bosnian

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grub m.

  1. rough, coarse
  2. rude

Croatian

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grub m.

  1. rough, coarse
  2. rude

Serbian

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grub m.

  1. rough, coarse
  2. rude

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