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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Pigs like grubbing around in mud - but are actually very clean animals
United now find themselves grubbing around, with all due respect, the likes of Everton and Bournemouth, while Leicester, Wolves, West Ham, Watford and Brighton are all within a handful of points, with the halfway stage of the season approaching.
As a player, Gracia played for six clubs, grubbing around, never lifting a trophy.
After all, those nasty, capitalist-society credit cards are just SO non-festival-ethos, with all their grubbing around, making money out of not terribly much.
Redfish will be actively grubbing around on the bottom for crabs, shrimp, worms and any other forage they find suitable.
He's also seen them grubbing around in the bottom tier of the game, saw them lose 9-1 on his wedding day, struggle through years of part-time drudgery, come within days of going to the wall.
Because of Jones, and fellow British medallist Lutalo Muhammad who came home with bronze, GB taekwondo soared to glory in the Olympics, having gone into the Games grubbing around in controversy because of the non-selection of Aaron Cook, world number one in his weight category who split from the British governing body and went his own way.
But we were on a family vacation, and he was grubbing around in his mother's purse and found some hydrocodone that she had been prescribed, and he took it.
"Sometimes I don't feel any different from that little boy but weirdly, after all that grubbing around in the garden, I've somehow found myself going all over the world looking for creatures.
I usually find all sorts of interesting things while I am grubbing around.
Gretna's collapse is entirely self-inflicted and the squalid sight of them grubbing around in administration is the natural ending to one of the biggest ego trips in the history of Scottish football.
Oh yes, a seemingly endless parade of wild hogs can be seen most mornings and evenings, grubbing around in the sandy soil or heading toward wildlife feeders strategically located around the ranch.
Howard Carter's career before Tutankhamun was by no means confined to grubbing around at unimportant sites.
This victory completed a clean sweep of England's four other Champions League representatives for City this season - Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs - while Guardiola's side have also beaten Arsenal, still arguably a member of the Premier League's elite, even though they are grubbing around in the Europa League.
YEARS ago, when I was grubbing around for stories for another newspaper, I was flattered to be fed a tasty morsel by a senior police officer whose force was besieged by allegations of corruption.