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English definition of “grovel”


verb [I]    /ˈɡrɑv·əl, ˈɡrʌv·əl/
to lie facing the ground , esp . in fear , or to behave toward someone in a way that shows that you are small and unimportant and the other person is powerful : My dog grovels at my feet when she’s done something wrong . I’ll apologize , but I won’t grovel just because I made a mistake .
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