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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To search blindly, usually by feeling with the hands. Also: To seek mentally.

Usage examples (34)
  • How do I work? I grope.
  • But let me make one comment about what's just happened in response to what you called grope-gate, Larry.
  • It quickly necessitated figuring out how to "grope" myself discretely in public!
  • Later in his car while laughing about the incident, I felt safe to "grope" myself and repay my debt. for more
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  • A "group" (three or more people or things) of hikers had to "grope" (to feel their way in the dark) their way through the forest at night.
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