Translation of "grovel" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /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

humillarse, prosternarse
He sent a grovelling note of apology.

to move close to or on the ground

I was grovelling under the sofa, trying to find my contact lens.

(Translation of “grovel” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈɡrovl/ (past tense, past participle grovelled, British groveled)

to make oneself (too) humble

humillarse, rebajarse, arrastrarse
He grovelled before his leader.

(Translation of “grovel” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)