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grovelverb [I]

 us   /ˈɡrɑv·əl, ˈɡrʌv·əl/
to ​liefacing the ​ground, esp. in ​fear, or to ​behave toward someone in a way that ​shows that you are ​small and ​unimportant and the other ​person is ​powerful: My ​dog grovels at my ​feet when she’s done something ​wrong. I’ll ​apologize, but I won’t grovel just because I made a ​mistake.
(Definition of grovel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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grovelverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡrɒv.əl/  us   /ˈɡrɑː.vəl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-)

grovel verb [I] (TRY TO PLEASE)

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.

grovel verb [I] (MOVE)

to ​moveclose to or on the ​ground: I was grovelling under the ​sofa, ​trying to ​find my ​contactlens.
(Definition of grovel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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