Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
grope

grope

 
pronunciation:
grop
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: groped, gropes, groping
definition 1: to feel about or feel one's way with the hands, as if blind.
She groped in the dark for the light switch.
synonyms:
fumble
similar words:
feed, probe
definition 2: to search uncertainly or blindly.
After weeks of battling, the two sides groped for a compromise.Embarrassed, he groped for an explanation.
synonyms:
fish
similar words:
delve, quest, search, seek
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to seek by or as if by groping.
He groped his way toward the exit.
synonyms:
feel
definition 2: (slang) to touch (someone) clumsily or aggressively for sexual pleasure.
He groped her at the office Christmas party.
synonyms:
feel up
similar words:
fondle, paw, pet, stroke, touch
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of groping.
She made a desperate grope in the cupboard for a flashlight.
similar words:
feel, fumble, probing, quest, search
derivation: groper (n.)