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
Screaming, grovelling in abject fear, the miserable herd crept forth.The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley|Bertram Mitford
With a sense of grovelling meanness, Philip sat and listened.The Manxman|Hall Caine
"I—I—want you—to—to—love me," sobbed Chaldea, grovelling on the grass.Red Money|Fergus Hume
In another moment Gourlay was grovelling on his hands and knees, and triumphant Swipey, astride his back, was bellowing "Hurroo!"The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
It is impossible for those who are engaged in low and grovelling pursuits to entertain noble and generous sentiments.Book of Wise Sayings|W. A. Clouston