grubber

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money-grubber

Someone who obsessively and aggressively attempts to accumulate, hoard, and protect their money. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. These fatcat CEOs are such money-grubbers—they don't give a damn about their customers, so long as their pockets are lined.

grade-grubber

1. A student who is intently and primarily focused on getting good grades. I know some of the kids in my class are just grade-grubbers—anxious to get an A above all else.
2. A student who tries to persuade the teacher to change their grade, as through flattery or questioning. He only complimented your outfit because he's a grade-grubber who wants you to turn his B into an A. All the grade-grubbers are saying that I misled them with how I worded one of the questions on the test, ugh.

grubber

slang Someone who obsessively and aggressively attempts to accumulate something. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. He only complimented your outfit because he's a grade-grubber who wants you to turn his B into an A.

grade-grubber

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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There was an early chance for Jace Van Dijk but he was held up over the line while Grant Epton was beaten to the ball by Khamal Ganley as he chased a grubber to the try-line.
It was 16-12 just three minutes after the break after Ganley picked up a grubber kick and ran the length of the field to score.
And they were unlucky not to score again on the half-hour mark when Michael Ryan kicked a grubber into the path of Morgan, but it bobbled too much for the Welsh international to latch onto.
The ball rebounded back to him to kick a grubber through to Morgan, but it was too far in front and went into touch.