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verb [intransitive/transitive] grub pronunciation in British English /ɡrʌb/
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present tense
present participlegrubbing
past tensegrubbed
past participlegrubbed
  1. to try to find something by moving things around somewhere, especially somewhere that is dirty or difficult to reach
    grub around/about:

    He was grubbing around at the back of the sofa trying to find loose change.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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