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GROPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grope mean? 

GROPE (noun)
  The noun GROPE has 1 sense:

1. the act of groping; and instance of groping

  Familiarity information: GROPE used as a noun is very rare.


GROPE (verb)
  The verb GROPE has 3 senses:

1. feel about uncertainly or blindly
2. search blindly or uncertainly
3. fondle for sexual pleasure

  Familiarity information: GROPE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GROPE (noun)


Sense 1grope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of groping; and instance of groping

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("grope" is a kind of...):

touch; touching (the act of putting two things together with no space between them)


GROPE (verb)


Sense 1grope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feel about uncertainly or blindly

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

fumble; grope

Context example:

She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

Hypernyms (to "grope" is one way to...):

look for; search; seek (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Also:

grope for (feel searchingly)


Sense 2grope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Search blindly or uncertainly

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

His mind groped to make the connection

Hypernyms (to "grope" is one way to...):

assay; attempt; essay; seek; try (make an effort or attempt)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Sense 3grope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fondle for sexual pleasure

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "grope" is one way to...):

caress (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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