grub around

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grub around

1. 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.
2. To wear unattractive clothing that is old, shabby, and possibly dirty. It's a Sunday afternoon, so I'm just grubbing around in some old sweats
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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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During the darkest days he and his family had to walk a gauntlet going into the ground as the club grubbed around the lower reaches of the league and slumped out of cup after cup.
With their short and stubby necks, blunt-nosed skulls, and small leaf-shaped teeth, these distant relatives of crocodiles may also have grubbed around in the soil looking for succulent roots.
For five years he grubbed around in the gutter of life.
Having mugged some poor junior of his ball, he grubbed around in the dirt to create a sand pile on which to place the thing.