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English definition of “grope for sth”

grope for sth

phrasal verb with grope     /ɡrəʊp/ US  /ɡroʊp/ verb
to try to think of something, especially the right words, the correct answer, etc.: I'm groping for the right words here.Trying and making an effortEffort and expending energy
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