verb (used without object), grov·eled, grov·el·ing or (especially British) grov·elled, grov·el·ling.
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Origin of grovel
OTHER WORDS FROM grovelgrov·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
Example sentences from the Web for grovel
When I picked myself up, I saw half the men securing the crate and the other half grovelling around something on the deck.Jaffery|William J. Locke
Men fell grovelling, only to be dragged into the open air and resuscitated, then sent once more into the cruelty of the fight.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
He lashed her so long, and he lashed her so sore, That grovelling she lay in a stream of red gore.
Then I took to writing, but the motive was grovelling, for I aimed at gaining money and flattery.
The low style of Horace is according to his subject, that is, generally grovelling.