grope

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grope \Grope\ (gr[=o]p), verb (used without an object) [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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Grope \Grope\, verb (used with an object)

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. ).

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

grope

noun

1: the act of groping; and instance of groping

verb

1: feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom" [syn: {grope}, {fumble}]

2: search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"

3: fondle for sexual pleasure; "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"


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