Definitions for gropegroʊp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gropegroʊp(v.; n.)groped, grop•ing

  1. (v.i.)to feel about with the hands; feel one's way hesitantly:

    to grope around in the darkness.

  2. to search blindly or uncertainly:

    to be groping for an answer.

  3. (v.t.)to seek by or as if by groping:

    to grope one's way up the dark stairs.

  4. Slang. to touch or handle (someone) for sexual pleasure; fondle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (n.)an act or instance of groping.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. Slang. an act or instance of sexually fondling another person.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of grope:

bef. 900; OE grāpian, der. of grāp grasp; akin to grip , gripe

grop′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. grope(verb)

    the act of groping; and instance of groping

  2. grope, fumble(verb)

    feel about uncertainly or blindly

    "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"

  3. grope(verb)

    search blindly or uncertainly

    "His mind groped to make the connection"

  4. grope(verb)

    fondle for sexual pleasure

    "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. grope(verb)ʊp

    to search using only your hands

    She groped for the light switch.

Wiktionary

  1. grope(Noun)

    An act of groping, especially sexually.

  2. grope(Noun)

    an iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel

  3. grope(Verb)

    To feel with or use the hands; to handle.

  4. grope(Verb)

    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.

  5. grope(Verb)

    To touch (another person) closely and sexually

    We'd been together 2 weeks, and have just been kissing and groping, but no sex yet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grope(verb)

    to feel with or use the hands; to handle

  2. Grope(verb)

    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

  3. Grope(verb)

    to search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our way at midnight

  4. Grope(verb)

    to examine; to test; to sound


Translations for grope

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

grope(verb)

to search for something by feeling with one's hands

He groped his way through the smoke; He groped for the door.

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