grub up
 v. phr.— «Under a scheme to start in August 2008, if EU agriculture ministers agree, subsidies to uproot vineyards—or “grub up,” in EU parlance—would fall gradually each year in a carrot-and-stick approach to promote early “take-up.”» —“France attacks planting ban in EU wine plan as ‘madness’” by Jeremy Smith in Brussels, Belgium NDTV Profit.com July 17, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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