grub around

grub around (in something)

to wear old or "grubby" clothes around. I was grubbing around in my jeans when Alice showed up. I was wearing my jeans and just sort of grubbing around when she came.
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grub around

(for someone or something) to search around for someone or something. I went to the attic and grubbed around for my old uniform. The guys went out and grubbed around for another soccer player.
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I love to garden and be out of doors yet due to a wide variety of orthopedic issues, I simple can't grub around in the ground dirt any more.
MINISTERS and their staff are being fed the best food available thanks to taxpayer subsidies - while schools and hospitals are having to serve the cheapest grub around.
Amid much hilarity, wild boar, they explained, were very canny creatures and would not be put off by music or voices, if they were going to grub around in a corn field.
Feed the birds - there's not a lot of grub around at the moment for them so fill up the bird feeders this weekend.
Upper-slot reds will prefer a rougher, oyster-laden bottom and slightly less current, so they can freely grub around for a crustacean or two.
He started his quest in April and has written 33 reviews of the grub around Glasgow and on his travels in London and New York.
He has eschewed nonfood for all this time, conveniently enabling him to look dapper while his rivals grub around in suits from George, Fred and other brands with names (and cuts) inspired by the Blitz.
Sawfish use their spectacular and highly sensitive rostra (saws) to grub around on the bottom for invertebrates, and to slash at schools of prey fish such as mullet and herring.
One in particular serves the best grub around, but I'll be damned if I'm going to give you directions to Nick's place, or I'll be 100-1 against to get a table myself next year.
He was renowned for his sharp intellect, but what made him unusual as an administrator was that he did not grub around for votes come re-election time - that he always topped the poll was down to his reputation for getting things done.
Probably because you don't have to grub around in the brush looking for the lost shot from your shells.
For around a tenner a head, you can dip into Antoine's or Arnaud's for the beguiling memory of some of the best lip-smacking grub around.
They are willing to grub around in the real world when they think it necessary.