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 for grub
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grub \Grub\ (gr[u^]b), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Grubbed (gr[u^]bd),
     p. pr. & vb. n. Grubbing.] [OE. grubbin., cf. E. grab,
     1. To dig in or under the ground, generally for an object
        that is difficult to reach or extricate; to be occupied in
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     2. To drudge; to do menial work. --Richardson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grub \Grub\, v. t.
     1. To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; --
        followed by up; as, to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge.
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              They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin.
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     2. To supply with food. [Slang] --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grub \Grub\, n.
     1. (Zool.) The larva of an insect, especially of a beetle; --
        called also grubworm. See Illust. of Goldsmith beetle,
        under Goldsmith.
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              Yet your butterfly was a grub.        --Shak.
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     2. A short, thick man; a dwarf. [Obs.] --Carew.
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     3. Victuals; food. [Slang] --Halliwell.
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     Grub ax or Grub axe, a kind of mattock used in grubbing
        up roots, etc.
     Grub breaker. Same as Grub hook (below).
     Grub hoe, a heavy hoe for grubbing.
     Grub hook, a plowlike implement for uprooting stumps,
        breaking roots, etc.
     Grub saw, a handsaw used for sawing marble.
     Grub Street, a street in London (now called Milton
        Street), described by Dr. Johnson as "much inhabited by
        writers of small histories, dictionaries, and temporary
        poems, whence any mean production is called grubstreet."
        As an adjective, suitable to, or resembling the production
        of, Grub Street.
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              I 'd sooner ballads write, and grubstreet lays.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sneak \Sneak\, n.
     1. A mean, sneaking fellow.
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              A set of simpletons and superstitious sneaks.
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     2. (Cricket) A ball bowled so as to roll along the ground; --
        called also grub. [Cant] --R. A. Proctor.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, chuck, eats,
      2: a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other
      v 1: ask for and get free; be a parasite [syn: mooch, bum,
           cadge, grub, sponge]
      2: search about busily

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "grub":
     accumulate, amass, assemble, aurelia, beast of burden, beat, bore,
     bring together, burrow, caterpillar, chow, chrysalis, chuck,
     cocoon, collect, comb, cull, delve, dig, dig out, dig up, dike,
     dredge, drill, drive, drudge, eats, edibles, excavate, fag, feed,
     forage, furrow, galley slave, gather, gather in, get in,
     get together, glean, gouge, gouge out, greasy grind, grind, groove,
     grub up, grubber, grubbery, hack, hammer, hammer away, hireling,
     larva, lower, maggot, mercenary, mine, moil, muck, nurture, nymph,
     nympha, peg, peg away, pick, pick up, plod, plodder, pluck, plug,
     plug along, plug away, poke, pound away, provender, provisions,
     pupa, quarry, rake, rake up, ransack, root, round up, rummage, sap,
     scare up, scoop, scoop out, scrabble, scrape, scrape together,
     scrape up, scratch, search, shovel, sink, slave, slavey, slog,
     slogger, spade, swot, take up, toil, travail, trench, trough,
     tunnel, viands, victuals, wade through, wiggler, work away,
     workhorse, wriggler

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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