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verb British English pronunciation: grope /ɡrəʊp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygrope
he/she/itgropes
present participlegroping
past tensegroped
past participlegroped

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  1. 1

    grope

    or

    grope around

    [intransitive] to search for something inside a container, bag etc by feeling with your hands

    She was groping around in her bag for her keys.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] to search for an idea or a way to say or do something without being certain of what you are doing
    grope for/towards:

    She hesitated, seeming to grope for words.

    I have the feeling that we're groping towards a compromise.

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