To remove or absorb with a sponge or cloth:
(Informal, Chiefly Brit.) To beg or get by begging; sponge
(Slang) To get by begging or sponging; cadge
To wander about aimlessly.
To show openly; to disclose; to reveal.
1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
To search through or over thoroughly:
To search about; rummage
To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge:
To get rid of; wipe out; destroy
To prepare (soil) by loosening or cultivating.
To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb.
To labor continuously; work strenuously.
To fail to fulfill; cancel:
To dig out (earth, soil, etc.)
(Intransitive) To dig, to excavate.
To mend as a tinker.
To be lazy or idle; loaf
To cut off from sight; cover up:
To overlay or spread with something:
To function; operate:
To be made clean
Find another word for grubbing. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for grubbing, like: sponging, cadging, bumming, mooching, worming, uncovering, stumping, searching, scouring, rooting and plodding.