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’

See food

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 waste-paper 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

NZ Australian informal fossick through

rare roust

4‘she achieved financial independence without having to grub for it’

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