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English definition of “grovel”


verb [I] (TRY TO PLEASE)    /ˈɡrɒv.əl/ US  /ˈɡrɑː.vəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)
to behave with too much respect towards someone to show that you are very eager to please them: He sent a grovelling note of apology .Praising insincerely or too eagerly
(Definition of grovel verb (TRY TO PLEASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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