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Meaning of GROPE

Pronunciation:  growp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of groping; and instance of groping
  2. [v]  fondle for sexual pleasure; "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"
  3. [v]  feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"
  4. [v]  search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"
 

GROPE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: fumble
 
 See Also: assay, attempt, caress, essay, grope for, look for, scrabble, search, seek, seek, touch, touching, try

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Grope\ (gr[=o]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Groped}
    (gr[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Groping}.] [OE. gropen, gropien,
    grapien, AS. gr[=a]pian to touch, grope, fr. gr[imac]pan to
    gripe. See {Gripe}.]
    1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. [Obs.]
    
    2. To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as
       a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as
       in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the
       hands, when one can not see.
    
             We grope for the wall like the blind. --Is. lix. 10.
    
             To grope a little longer among the miseries and
             sensualities ot a worldly life.       --Buckminster.
    
    
  2. \Grope\, v. t.
    1. To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our
       way at midnight.
    
    2. To examine; to test; to sound. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
             Felix gropeth him, thinking to have a bribe.
                                                   --Genevan
                                                   Test. (Acts
                                                   xxiv. ).
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agonize over, be at sea, be uncertain, beat about, doubt, examine, explore, feel, feel around, feel for, feel unsure, fish, flounder, fumble, grabble, grope for, poke, poke around, probe, prod, pry, pry around, puzzle over, question, quick look, root, scrabble, search, tentative examination, thrash about, wonder, wonder whether
 

 

 

 

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