1. [ noun ] (food) informal terms for a meal
Synonyms: chuck eats chow
Related terms: fare
2. [ noun ] (zoology) a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects
Related terms: larva maggot leatherjacket
3. [ verb ] search and discover through persistent investigation
Synonyms: ferret_out ferret

"She ferreted out the truth"

Related terms: search discover ferret_out
4. [ verb ] ask for and get free; be a parasite
Synonyms: bum sponge cadge mooch
Related terms: obtain freeload idler leech moocher
5. [ verb ] search about busily
Related terms: search
6. [ verb ] (food) give food to
Synonyms: feed give

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

Related terms: starve provide nutrify overfeed fodder force-feed inject spoonfeed slop dine lunch breakfast regurgitate breastfeed bottlefeed corn graze undernourish crop scavenge feeding eat
Similar spelling:   Grube