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Search blindly or uncertainly by feeling with the hands
“He groaned inwardly, and began to grope along his side table, trying to find the receiver.”
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To feel with or use the hands
“I don't want to date someone who has to let people grope him.”
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To physically struggle or flail around clumsily
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To search unsystematically and untidily through something
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Move clumsily or as if unable to see
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To kiss, canoodle or act amorously with someone
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(colloquial) To have made a fuss or complained
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“After leaving official public life, Grant continued to gripe about his military career.”
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Past tense for to bother or cause to feel annoyed
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“Kev's rhetoric is starting to gripe me.”
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Past tense for to cause or suffer pinching or spasmodic pain, especially in one's bowels
“My hernia is starting to gripe me now, and losing the weight will help me have it repaired more quickly.”
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Past tense for to wail in grief for a deceased person
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Past tense for to take a tight hold of
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Past tense for be silent, morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment
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A sensual, though potentially inappropriate, act of touching someone
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