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Definition of the noun grope

What does grope mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gropes

  1. the act of groping; and instance of groping
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: touch / touching = the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Alternative definition of the noun grope

noun

  1. [informal] An act of groping, especially sexually.
  2. [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

  1. feel about uncertainly or blindly
    • example: She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs 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 documentsVerbs 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 shoulderVerbs 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
  2. search blindly or uncertainly
    • example: His mind groped to make the connection
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: assay / attempt / essay / seek / try = make an effort or attempt
  3. fondle for sexual pleasure
    • example: He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample 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

verb

  1. [obsolete] To feel with or use the hands; to handle.
  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.
  3. To touch (another person) closely and sexually

Writings

"Grope" is a book published in 2000 that was written by Morris Gleitzman and Paul Jennings.

Phrases with Grope

  1. grope for
  2. to grope

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Grope

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Google previewDecompositions 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 ...

Google previewThe Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (1882)

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 ...

Google previewTobacco 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 ...

Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewUrban 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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

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.

Google previewEtymologicon magnum, or Universal etymological dictionary, on a new plan [By W. Whiter]. (1800)

by Walter Whiter

To Grope is another word of ...

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Usage statistics about grope

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb grope:

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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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