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grope


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grope  \Grope\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  search  out  by  feeling  in  the  dark;  as  we  groped  our 
  way  at  midnight. 
 
  2.  To  examine;  to  test;  to  sound.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Felix  gropeth  him  thinking  to  have  a  bribe. 
  --Genevan 
  Test.  (Acts 
  xxiv.  ). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grope  \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.] 
 
  2.  To  search  or  attempt  to  find  something  in  the  dark,  or  as 
  a  blind  person,  by  feeling;  to  move  about  hesitatingly,  as 
  in  darkness  or  obscurity;  to  feel  one's  way  as  with  the 
  hands,  when  one  can  not  see 
 
  We  grope  for  the  wall  like  the  blind.  --Is.  lix.  10. 
 
  To  grope  a  little  longer  among  the  miseries  and 
  sensualities  ot  a  worldly  life.  --Buckminster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grope 
  v  1:  feel  about  uncertainly  or  blindly;  "She  groped  for  her 
  glasses  in  the  darkness  of  the  bedroom"  [syn:  {fumble}] 
  2:  search  blindly  or  uncertainly;  "His  mind  groped  to  make  the 
  connection" 




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