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grub up (third-person singular simple present grubs up, present participle grubbing up, simple past and past participle grubbed up)
- (dated) To pull (something) up by the roots; to uproot.
- 1790, Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men:
- These are gothic notions of beauty—the ivy is beautiful, but, when it insidiously destroys the trunk from which it receives support, who would not grub it up?