Variant of grovel
- to lie prone or crawl in a prostrate position, esp. abjectly
- to behave humbly or abjectly, as before authority; debase oneself in a servile fashion
- to wallow in what is low or contemptible
Origin: back-form. (first found inch(es) Shakespeare) from grovelling, down on one's face (assumed to be present participle ) from Middle English grufelinge from gruf, for o grufe, on the face (from Old Norse ā grūfu) plush -ling, -ling
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