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Definition 1: the act of groping; and instance of groping - [noun denoting act]

(grope is a kind of ...) the act of putting two things together with no space between them

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Definition 2: feel about uncertainly or blindly - [verb of contact]

Samples where grope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

Synonyms for grope in the sense of this definition

(grope is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

Definition 3: fondle for sexual pleasure - [verb of contact]

Samples where grope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly

(grope is a kind of ...) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

"He caressed her face" "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

Samples where grope or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His mind groped to make the connection

(grope is a kind of ...) make an effort or attempt

"He tried to shake off his fears" "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps" "The police attempted to stop the thief" "He sought to improve himself" "She always seeks to do good in the world"

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