Grope Definition

grōp
groped, gropes, groping
verb
groped, gropes, groping
To feel or search about blindly, hesitantly, or uncertainly; feel one's way.
Webster's New World
To seek or find (one's way) by groping.
Webster's New World
To search blindly or uncertainly.
Grope for an answer.
American Heritage
To make sexual advances by touching (a person) in a way regarded as rough, awkward, inappropriate, etc.
Webster's New World
To handle or fondle for sexual pleasure.
American Heritage
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noun
gropes
An act or instance of groping.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Grope

Noun

Singular:
grope
Plural:
gropes

Origin of Grope

  • From Middle English gropien, from Old English grāpian, related to grīpan (whence English gripe); cf. also grip.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English gropen from Old English grāpian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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