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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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.
So please, allow people to leave what's left over to their kids when they die without grubbing around for yet more tax.
Two consecutive Villa wins could get them into the Champions' League after grubbing around for months, frustration oozing out of every pore at Villa Park on match day.
Instead of grubbing around for tatty bits of paper, all we would need to do would be to place our heads into roadside scanning devices and let the DVLA read our data.
So when my wife and I were grubbing around for names for our offspring, I threw up a lot of suggestions that came from the Marvel comic books of my youth.
While these young men scrimp and save, grubbing around for sponsors and taking holidays from work to travel abroad for competitions, these officials - most of whom haven't seen a ring, if at all, since God was a boy - travel first class all the way.