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grope

verb uk   /ɡrəʊp/ us    /ɡroʊp/
[I or T] to feel with your hands, especially in order to find or move towards something when you cannot see easily: She groped for her glasses on the bedside table. I had to grope my way up the dark stairs. [T] informal to touch someone's body in order to get sexual pleasure, usually when the person does not want you to do this: He groped me as I was going to the bar.
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grope

noun [C] uk   /ɡrəʊp/ us    /ɡroʊp/ informal
a sexual touch, usually an unwanted and unpleasant one
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