Synonyms of grub in English:

grub


See definition of grub

noun

1‘the grub becomes a fully grown beetle’

SYNONYMS
larva, maggot
caterpillar

2‘we had third helpings of delicious pub grub’

SYNONYMS
food, nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, subsistence, fare, bread, daily bread
cooking, baking, cuisine
foodstuffs, edibles, refreshments, meals, provisions, rations, stores, supplies
solids
Scottish vivers
informal eats, eatables, nosh, chow, nibbles
British informal scoff, tuck
North American informal chuck
archaic victuals, vittles, viands, commons, meat
rare comestibles, provender, aliment, commissariat, viaticum

verb

1‘kids like grubbing around in the dirt’

SYNONYMS
dig, excavate, burrow, tunnel
poke about, poke around, scratch about, scratch around, rake through, sift through, explore, probe
literary delve

2‘they grub up the old trees and replace them’

SYNONYMS
dig up, unearth, disinter, uproot, root out, root up, pull up, pull out, tear out, take out of the ground
literary deracinate
ANTONYMS

plant

3‘he began grubbing about in the wastepaper basket’

SYNONYMS
search, hunt, delve, dig, rummage, scrabble, scour, probe, ferret, ferret about, ferret around, root, rifle, fish, poke
go through, turn upside down, turn inside out
British informal rootle
Australian, New Zealand informal fossick through
rare roust

4‘I have to grub for money all day long’

SYNONYMS
slave, toil, labour, grind, plod, sweat, struggle, strive, overwork oneself, work very hard, work one's fingers to the bone, work like a dog, work like a Trojan, keep one's nose to the grindstone
informal slog away, plug away, peg away, kill oneself, put one's back into it, sweat blood, knock oneself out
British informal graft, fag
archaic drudge, travail, moil
ANTONYMS

take it easy