Meaning of “grope” in the English Dictionary

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"grope" in British English

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gropeverb

uk /ɡrəʊp/ us /ɡroʊp/

gropenoun [ C ]

uk /ɡrəʊp/ us /ɡroʊp/ informal

a sexual touch, usually an unwanted and unpleasant one

(Definition of “grope” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grope" in American English

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gropeverb [ I/T ]

us /ɡroʊp/

to search for something you cannot see or find easily, esp. by feeling with your hands:

[ I ] She stands on her toes and gropes around on the closet shelf.

infml Someone who gropes someone else touches that person’s body without permission.

(Definition of “grope” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)