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grope

 
 
pronunciation:
grop
part of speech: verb
inflections: gropes, groping, groped
definition 1: to feel about or feel one's way with the hands.
She groped in the dark for the light switch.
synonyms:
fumble
similar words:
feed, probe
definition 2: to search for in an uncertain or blind way.
She groped for the right words to say.
synonyms:
fish
similar words:
quest, search, seek
derivation: groper (n.)