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grovel

verb [I]
 
 
/ˈɡrɒvəl/ ( present participle mainly UK grovelling, past tense and past participle grovelled, present participle US groveling, past tense and past participle groveled)
TRY to try very hard to be nice to someone important so that they will be nice to you or forgive you: She grovelled to the producer to get that part.Praising insincerely or too eagerly
MOVE to move around on your hands and knees: He was grovelling around on the floor.Moving on your hands and legs or on your stomach
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