Scavenge vs Grub - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between scavenge and grub
is that scavenge
is to collect and remove refuse, or to search through refuse for useful material while grub
is to scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
As a noun grub is
(countable) an immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
to collect and remove refuse, or to search through refuse, carrion, or abandoned items for useful material
to remove unwanted material from something, especially to purify molten metal by removing impurities
to expel the exhaust gases from the cylinder of an internal combustion engine, and draw in air for the next cycle
to feed on carrion or refuse
* scavenge pump
(countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
(uncountable, slang) Food.
(obsolete) A short, thick man; a dwarf.
* (immature insect): larva
* : nosh, tucker
* witchetty grub
To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.
To dig; to dig up by the roots; to root out by digging; often followed by up .
- to grub up trees, rushes, or sedge
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
- They do not attempt to grub up the root of sin.
(slang) To supply with food.
- Yet there was no time to be lost if I was ever to get out alive, and so I groped with my hands against the side of the grave until I made out the bottom edge of the slab, and then fell to grubbing beneath it with my fingers. But the earth, which the day before had looked light and loamy to the eye, was stiff and hard enough when one came to tackle it with naked hands, and in an hour's time I had done little more than further weary myself and bruise my fingers.
- (Charles Dickens)