Each alleged that Saraswati had kissed, groped, and locked them in his room.
Dozens of female naval personnel were harassed, groped, and assaulted.
As a result, many of the women “were groped or inappropriately touched during the performance.”
They were beaten and Addario was groped as they were held at the front lines, with artillery falling around them.
She claimed he groped her crotch, pulling at her pantyhose, but the barrier was impregnable.
I would have groped in darkness to my grave, rather than have seen what I did.
The other had groped her way through the darkness, and had caught hold of Him.
He groped his way to the door of the vault and listened, oh!
He groped for the row of desk buttons, but she held his hand from them.
He hesitated while he groped in his vocabulary and framed a complete answer.
Old English grapian "to feel about (as one blind or in darkness)," originally "lay hold of, seize, touch, attain," related to gripan "grasp at" (see gripe). Figurative sense is from early 14c. Indecent sense (marked as "obsolete" in OED) is from c.1200. Related: Groped; groping. The noun is Old English grap.
To touch, feel, caress, fondle, etc, with seeming or actual sexual intent (1250+)