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English noun: grope

1. grope (act) the act of groping; and instance of groping


Broader (hypernym)touch, touching


English verb: grope

1. grope (contact) feel about uncertainly or blindly


SamplesShe groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom.


Synonymsfumble


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek

2. grope (social) search blindly or uncertainly


SamplesHis mind groped to make the connection.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)assay, attempt, essay, seek, try

3. grope (contact) fondle for sexual pleasure


SamplesHe made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)caress, fondle









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