grovel - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] showing disapproval 

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/ˈɡrɒv(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theygrovel
he/she/itgrovels
present participlegrovelling
past tensegrovelled
past participlegrovelled
  1. to show too much respect for someone or be too willing to obey someone, because you want to please them or you are afraid of them

derived word

grovelling

 

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adjective