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Definitions of grope

  1. feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of groping; and instance of groping Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. fondle for sexual pleasure; "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our way at midnight. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To examine; to test; to sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To feel one's way with the hands, as in the dark; seek blindly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To search out, as in the dark, by feeling with the hands. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. (orig.) To gripe or feel with the hands: to search or attempt to find something, as if blind or in the dark. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To search by feeling, as in the dark. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To feel about in the dark. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To search by groping. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To feel one's way; search uncertainly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Gropingly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To search by feeling in the dark; to try to find out. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. To search for something, like one in the dark, or blind, by feeling with the hands; to seek blindly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To feel one's way, as with the hands, or as a blind man; to search or attempt to find, as in the dark. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. gr[=o]p, v.i. to search for something, as if blind or in the dark.--v.t. to search by feeling.--adv. GROP'INGLY, in a groping manner. [A.S. grápian, to seize; allied to grab, gripe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Feel about as in dark (for, after, or abs.), search blindly (lit. & fig.); g. one\'s way, find it by feeling, proceed tentatively. Hence gropingly adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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