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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sneak  \Sneak\,  n. 
  1.  A  mean  sneaking  fellow. 
 
  A  set  of  simpletons  and  superstitious  sneaks. 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  (Cricket)  A  ball  bowled  so  as  to  roll  along  the  ground;  -- 
  called  also  {grub}.  [Cant]  --R.  A.  Proctor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grub  \Grub\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grubbed},  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Grubbing}.]  [OE.  grubbin.,  cf  E.  grab,  grope.] 
  1.  To  dig  in  or  under  the  ground,  generally  for  an  object 
  that  is  difficult  to  reach  or  extricate;  to  be  occupied  in 
  digging. 
 
  2.  To  drudge;  to  do  menial  work  --Richardson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  They  do  not  attempt  to  grub  up  the  root  of  sin. 
  --Hare. 
 
  2.  To  supply  with  food.  [Slang]  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grub  \Grub\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  larva  of  an  insect,  especially  of  a  beetle; 
  --  called  also  grubworm.  See  Illust.  of  {Goldsmith 
  beetle},  under  {Goldsmith}. 
 
  Yet  your  butterfly  was  a  grub.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  short,  thick  man;  a  dwarf.  [Obs.]  --Carew. 
 
  3.  Victuals;  food.  [Slang]  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Grub  ax}  or  {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. 
 
  I  'd  sooner  ballads  write,  and  grubstreet  lays. 
  --Gap. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grub 
  n  1:  informal  terms  for  a  meal  [syn:  {chow},  {chuck},  {eats}] 
  2:  a  soft  thick  wormlike  larva  of  certain  beetles  and  other 
  insects 
  v  1:  ask  for  and  get  free  be  a  parasite  [syn:  {mooch},  {bum},  {cadge}, 
  {sponge}] 
  2:  search  busily;  "ferret  out  the  truth"  [syn:  {ferret}] 
  3:  give  food  to  "Feed  the  starving  children  in  India";  "don't 
  give  the  child  this  tough  meat"  [syn:  {feed},  {give}] 
  [ant:  {starve}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  GRUB 
  GRand  Unified  Bootloader  (GNU) 
 
 




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