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English definition of “grope”

grope

verb     /ɡrəʊp/ US  /ɡroʊp/
[I or T] to feel with your hands , especially in order to find or move towards something when you cannot see easily : She groped for her glasses on the bedside table . I had to grope my way up the dark stairs .Searching [T] informal to touch someone's body in order to get sexual pleasure , usually when the person does not want you to do this: He groped me as I was going to the bar .Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction
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