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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Grub as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

7 July 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 17 answers for the crossword clue 'Grub', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Grub a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Grub as an answer itself some 113 times.

Grub is a single word clue made up of 4 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Monday, 12 July 2021 with the answer being LARVA, but the most popular answer for this clue is EATS.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Informal terms for a meal
  • A soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
  • Search about busily
  • Ask for and get free; be a parasite


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Grub'.

  • burg Colloquial American term for a town; "I've lived in this burg all my life"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

4 Letters

Breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China

Informal terms for a meal

An agenda of things to do; "they worked rapidly down the menu of reports"

Any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue

Eat a snack; eat lightly; "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

Any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae

5 Letters

Ask for and get free; be a parasite

Informal terms for a meal

The immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose

Someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)

6 Letters

Work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

The larva of the housefly and blowfly commonly found in decaying organic matter

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Dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"

Boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas; "right of search"

Primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies

8 Letters

Live off somebody's generosity; "This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"

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