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- Deep orgasm lift for Cara: Lara Croft film's a grope, Ed.
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Definition of the noun grope
What does grope mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: gropes
- the act of groping; and instance of groping
Alternative definition of the noun grope
- [informal] An act of groping, especially sexually.
- [obsolete] an iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel
Definition of the verb grope
What does grope mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: groped | groping | gropes
- feel about uncertainly or blindly
- example: She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula Verbs with the same syntax [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme] I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents Verbs of Searching: bore, burrow, delve, forage, fumble, leaf, listen, look, page, paw, poke, rifle, root, rummage, scrabble, scratch, snoop, thumb, tunnel [Agent - being] [Verb] over / through / into [Location] He pawed over the documents [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme] He rummaged through the door for the ball [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] Carrie touched his shoulder Verbs of Contact: caress, fondle, grasp, graze, grip, kiss, knead, lick, massage, nudge, pat, paw, peck, pinch, prod, rub, squeeze, sting, stroke, tickle, touch, tug, tweak, wring [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Instrument] Carrie touched his shoulder with the stick
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonym of grope: fumble
- more generic terms: look for / search / seek = try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
- search blindly or uncertainly
- fondle for sexual pleasure
- example: He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] Carrie touched his shoulder [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Instrument] Carrie touched his shoulder with the stick
Verbs of Contact (with the same syntax): caress, fondle, grasp, graze, grip, kiss, knead, lick, massage, nudge, pat, paw, peck, pinch, prod, rub, squeeze, sting, stroke, tickle, touch, tug, tweak, wring.
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- more generic words: caress / fondle = touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner
Alternative definition of the verb grope
- [obsolete] To feel with or use the hands; to handle.
- 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.
- To touch (another person) closely and sexually
"Grope" is a book published in 2000 that was written by Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings.
Phrases with Grope
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Grope
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Decompositions of Manifolds (1986)
by Robert J. Daverman
The indispensable building block for concocting a grope is the disk-with- handles , specifically, a compact, connected, orientable 2-manifold D having just one boundary component. In the typical case where it is is not a disk, D contains simple ...
With Notes, Plan of Preparation, Examination Papers, and Glossary by J.M.D. Meiklejohn by Geoffrey Chaucer
Grope, test. Grope is a cognate of grip, gripe, grab, grapple, and grasp. 646. Qnestio quld Juris = the question arises : What is the law upon this point ...
Tobacco Record (1919)
Pure Grope is the finest Burly leaf on the market, cured and pressed with a wine flavor. THE CIGAR THATS MADE GOOD SINCE 1902. DUKE OF | NAWARRE IN ALL SIZES. | DUKE OF NAVARRE CIGAR CO., 45 FULTON ST., N. Y. forgoň ...
The Spirit of the Age (1850)
by William Henry Channing
— The grope is the principal, and indeed at present, almost the sole production of this part of our California. The vineyards of Pueblo de los Angele are a* luxuriant and productive as any in the world. The species of grape ...
Urban Dictionary (2012)
Freshest Street Slang Defined by Aaron Peckham, urbandictionary.com
grope. Grabbing at pockets, patting yourself down to make sure you have your cell phone and don't need to turn around and go back home for it. This behavior tends to be heightened in people who also have a habit of going back to check the ...
Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose
GROPE. GROVE. GROVEL. GROVEL. GROUND.
by Walter Whiter
To Grope is another word of ...
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Usage statistics about grope
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240709 - Privilege Bar, Sydney
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Odd plaque/tile among the cobbles by the Oudekerk. The church is pretty much bang in the middle of the Red Light District.
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- Halloween Grope
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- Group grope + software brainjam
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- Grope Lane
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- The Grope
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- Grope Lane, Shrewsbury.
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- A grope in the dark
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- Grope In The Dark
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Phone Grope meaning and pronunciation
Grabbing at pockets, patting yourself down to make sure you have your cellphone and don't need to turn around and go back home for it. This behaviour tends to ...
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Quotes about Grope
It's like you asked me about the depression thing: you grope towards an understanding of whatever it is your going through, and it's not personal, there are forces in play around you, and you seek to understand them and that way you can go on. (Bob Geldof)
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Scrabble value of G2R1O1P3E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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