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1. n. an earnest, hardworking student. (In the way a pig roots or grubs around for food.) If there are too many grade-grubbers in a class, it will really throw off the grading scale.
2. n. a student who flatters the teacher in hopes of a higher grade. A few grade-grubbers help assure old professors that the world is not really changing at all.

money grubber

n. a stingy person. The boss is such a money grubber. He still has his first paper clip.
See also: grubber, money
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Samoa's second try came soon after the interval through Treviranus after another little grubber kick from a line-out and some hesitant U.
Matt Reid then had a try disallowed as a pass out of the scrum was deemed a forward pass, before Oldham went over for their first points in nearly an hour courtesy of Lewis Palfrey, who touched down Roper's grubber kick.
Thunder retook the lead in the 64th minute through another neat grubber from Hardcastle which earned a converted try from Sheriff before Jono Smith levelled the match at 18-18 11 minutes from time.
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Bedwas scrum-half Tom Edwards then made a converted try for wing Rory Budina with a precise grubber kick and all Keys could muster was a Jones drop goal.
His third came courtesy of a superb break by Michael Monaghan and his fourth was thanks to another Briers grubber kick.
Meanwhile, over in the chunky corner, I'm the emotional grubber who eats when she's happy, sad, worried, fed-up, bored or in the mood for a celebration.
Alex Brown collected his own grubber kick to take it to 10-6, before Coleman added the extras.
Irish veteran Brian O'Driscoll was leading the mid-week Lions, scoring a try and setting up the last for Leigh Halfpenny with a perfectly-placed grubber kick after the fulltime siren.
Ben Galea hit back for Hull within eight minutes when he latched on to a grubber kick and scored.
Andy Moulsdale put in a grubber kick on the last tackle, Andy Gorski grounding the ball just short of the dead ball line to take the visitors into the lead.
Salford won this fixture in the two previous seasons but any prospect of a hat-trick disappeared inside the first nine minutes when Saints scored two tries, identical efforts from grubber kicks on the last tackle.
And both sides capitalised while one up, Dacey touching down before he saw yellow and Andy Wright collecting a grubber kick in the corner.
Five minutes later, Ed Barnes' grubber kick was grounded by Powell and Varndell added a third when he caught Nick Abendanon's crossfield kick to score in the right corner.
Captain Trent Barrett set up two of the scores with pinpoint grubber kicks on one of his final appearances for the club before heading home to Sydney - and could yet make his swansong at home in the JJB Stadium in the next round.