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v. groped, grop·ing, gropes
1. To reach about uncertainly; feel one's way: groped for the telephone.
2. To search blindly or uncertainly: grope for an answer.
1. To make (one's way) by reaching about uncertainly.
2. Slang To handle or fondle for sexual pleasure.
The act or an instance of groping.
[Middle English gropen, from Old English grāpian.]
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n, pl -er or -ers
(Animals) any large marine serranid fish of the genus Epinephelus and related genera, of warm and tropical seas. Also called: garoupa
[C17: from Portuguese garupa, probably from a South American Indian word]
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