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4 definitions found
 for Grope
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grope \Grope\, v. t.
     1. To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our
        way at midnight.
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     2. To examine; to test; to sound. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              Felix gropeth him, thinking to have a bribe.
                                                    --Genevan
                                                    Test. (Acts
                                                    xxiv. ).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grope \Grope\ (gr[=o]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groped
     (gr[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Groping.] [OE. gropen, gropien,
     grapien, AS. gr[=a]pian to touch, grope, fr. gr[imac]pan to
     gripe. See Gripe.]
     1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. [Obs.]
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     2. To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as
        a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as
        in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the
        hands, when one can not see.
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              We grope for the wall like the blind. --Is. lix. 10.
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              To grope a little longer among the miseries and
              sensualities ot a worldly life.       --Buckminster.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grope
      n 1: the act of groping; and instance of groping
      v 1: feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her
           glasses in the darkness of the bedroom" [syn: grope,
           fumble]
      2: search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the
         connection"
      3: fondle for sexual pleasure; "He made some sexual advances at
         the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "grope":
     agonize over, be at sea, be uncertain, beat about, doubt, examine,
     explore, feel, feel around, feel for, feel unsure, fish, flounder,
     fumble, grabble, grope for, poke, poke around, probe, prod, pry,
     pry around, puzzle over, question, quick look, root, scrabble,
     search, tentative examination, thrash about, wonder,
     wonder whether
  
  

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