verb (used without object), grov·eled, grov·el·ing or (especially British) grov·elled, grov·el·ling.
Origin of grovel
Related formsgrov·el·er; especially British, grov·el·ler, noungrov·el·ing·ly; especially British, grov·el·ling·ly, adverbun·grov·el·ing, adjectiveun·grov·el·ling, adjective
Examples from the Web for grovel
Would-be partners had to grovel for deals and were only accepted on onerous terms, they said.
Oh, Im quite willing to grovel in the dust at her feet, said Migwan.The Camp Fire Girls at Onoway House|Hildegard G. Frey
Its subtle flavors escape them while they grovel in primal mud.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Will ye again enthrone ecclesiastical despotism, and grovel before image of Virgin and Saint?Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking