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English definition of “grope”

grope

verb
 
 
/ɡrəʊp/
[I, T] to try to get hold of something with your hand, usually when you cannot see it: I groped in my bag for my keys.Searching
grope your way along/through, etc to move somewhere with difficulty, feeling with your hands because you cannot see clearly: We groped our way through the smoke to the exit.SearchingSlow and moving slowly
(Definition of grope from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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