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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Humble oneself. Also: To crawl or creep in fear.

Usage examples (34)
  • Try not to grovel when you ask the judge for a pardon.
  • If the rulers of other countries want to grovel, that is their privilege, but I don't want my country groveling before anyone.
  • The fact is he doesn't have to 'grovel' to anyone.
  • Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006 @ 6: 26 p.m. Hmmm, I haven't seen Not-Green-Eyed-Guy since he contacted me to "grovel". for more
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