verb (used without object), groped, grop·ing.
verb (used with object), groped, grop·ing.
- groove of nail matrix,
- grooved fricative,
- grooving saw,
- gropius, walter
Origin of grope
Examples from the Web for groped
As a result, many of the women “were groped or inappropriately touched during the performance.”It’s Buffalo Jills Vs. Buffalo Bills in Ex-Cheerleaders’ New Lawsuit|Emily Shire|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just consider how often women are groped in nightclubs, she said.Everyday Sexism Creator Laura Bates on Helping Women Speak Out|Anna Klassen|April 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dozens of female naval personnel were harassed, groped, and assaulted.
And so he groped his way toward a narrow ruling that would preserve the health-care law without breaking major legal ground.The Media Man-Crush on John Roberts, Conservative Who Saved Obamacare|Howard Kurtz|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I laughed nervously, started the car, and proceeded to be groped by Mr. Klein for the half-hour I drove through the Bronx streets.My Own Horace Mann Story and The New York Times Abuse Report|Kate Aurthur|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Henricksen tore his glasses from his eyes, and emerging from the tent, groped on the desk for the weapon he had left there.Under the Chinese Dragon|F. S. Brereton
The other had groped her way through the darkness, and had caught hold of Him.Earl Hubert's Daughter|Emily Sarah Holt
Lights were blown out and all groped their way at midnight into Villequier's rooms.The Royal Life Guard|Alexander Dumas (pere)
She groped for it, thought for a second, with a gasp of horror, that it was not there.The Debtor|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
In the course of the afternoon we groped our way forward over a whole series of ridges and intervening depressions.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
Word Origin for grope
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.