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Present participle for to search, especially in a clumsy and unmethodical manner
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“In these ruins, we used to grub about for arrowheads, ancient beads, and other things.”
Present participle for to dig or poke about, especially in soil, in search of something
“He would grub about in the ditches for monsters to put in his aquarium, and bring buckets of water of his own accord for it.”
Present participle for to apply great and continuous effort
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“Our ancestors fled halfway around the world to try and grub a living out of the forest.”
Present participle for to remove something from the earth by digging it up
“If a fence be an old bad one, grub it up and raise a new one.”
Present participle for to hunt or search for in a place or area
Present participle for to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
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