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grope one's way

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  • grope one's way — feel one s way, guess one s way; proceed by trial and error, proceed uncertainly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • feel one's way — grope, fumble, find one s way with the hands or sense of touch; progress intuitively or through trial and error …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grope — /grohp/, v., groped, groping, n. v.i. 1. to feel about with the hands; feel one s way: I had to grope around in the darkness before I found the light switch. 2. to search blindly or uncertainly: He seemed to be groping for an answer to the… …   Universalium

  • grope — [[t]groʊp[/t]] v. groped, grop•ing, n. 1) to feel about with the hands; feel one s way hesitantly: to grope around in the darkness[/ex] 2) to search blindly or uncertainly: to be groping for an answer[/ex] 3) to seek by or as if by groping: to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Grope — (gr[=o]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Groped} (gr[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Groping}.] [OE. gropen, gropien, grapien, AS. gr[=a]pian to touch, grope, fr. gr[imac]pan to gripe. See {Gripe}.] 1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. [Obs.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grope — [grōp] vi. groped, groping [ME gropien < OE grapian, to touch, seize, akin to Ger greifen, to grasp: for IE base see GRIPE] to feel or search about blindly, hesitantly, or uncertainly; feel one s way vt. 1. to seek or find (one s way) by… …   English World dictionary

  • grope — verb (groped; groping) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English grāpian; akin to Old English grīpan to seize Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to feel about blindly or uncertainly in search < grope for the light switch > 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • grope — v 1. feel one s way, probe, grabble, scrabble, fumble, poke around, pick one s way, move blindly. 2. fish for, angle for, hunt for, look for, cast or beat around for; send out a feeler, send up a trial balloon, see how the land lies, see which… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • grope — [c]/groʊp / (say grohp) verb (groped, groping) –verb (i) 1. to feel about with the hands; feel one s way. 2. to search blindly or uncertainly. –verb (t) 3. to seek by or as by feeling. 4. Colloquial to fondle sexually. –noun 5. a clumsy movement; …   Australian-English dictionary

  • grope — v. n. Feel one s way (as in the dark), pick one s way, move blindly, move stumblingly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • grope — grəʊp v. find one s way by feeling with the hands, feel about, probe; search uncertainly, seek blindly; touch or feel someone s body …   English contemporary dictionary


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