grub around for (something)

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grub around for (something)

To search for someone or something. I'm in the art closet, grubbing around for some old paints for the kids to use. The pigs are always grubbing around for scraps.
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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.
I have even managed to foil the Koi-karps' pranks of digging out the lilies as they grub around for snacks in the mud.
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.