grope

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Synonyms for grope

Synonyms for grope

to reach about or search blindly or uncertainly

Synonyms for grope

the act of groping

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feel about uncertainly or blindly

search blindly or uncertainly

fondle for sexual pleasure

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The idea being an alarming one, he scrambled out of bed, and groped his way to the window.
I was so sorry for my mother's distress; but I groped my way out, and groped my way up to my room in the dark, without even having the heart to say good night to Peggotty, or to get a candle from her.
But, the blackbeetles took no notice of the agitation, and groped about the hearth in a ponderous elderly way, as if they were short-sighted and hard of hearing, and not on terms with one another.
Then he climbed the cliff, and, coming to the cave, entered there and groped his way into it.
Then he ran to the chest of drawers and groped for his revolver.
All in vain did I shriek aloud with rage and despair, reproaching myself for the love of gain and adventure which had brought me to such a pass, but at length, growing calmer, I took up my bread and water, and wrapping my face in my mantle I groped my way towards the end of the cavern, where the air was fresher.
He groped his way carefully for several yards; he was at the back of the skirting- board in the attic, where there is a little mark * in the picture.
Its linemen groped through dense forests where their poles looked like toothpicks beside the towering pines and cedars.
The cool rushing current quickly brought him to his senses, howbeit he was still so dazed that he groped blindly for the swaying reeds to pull himself up on the bank.
Suddenly an idea occurred to me, and acting on my knowledge of the construction of the buildings of these ancient Martian cities with a hollow court within the center of each square, I groped my way blindly through the dark chambers, calling the great thoats after me.
He groped in his treasury of words, and it was vacant.
I took a wax-candle in one hand, and with the other groped about for a piece of paper (my match-box being empty), with which I proposed to get a light from the small flame still playing on the embers.
He therefore entered, without ceremony, and groped his way to the kitchen.
The movements of the leaders, as they groped their way, had been descried by the sharp-sighted enemy.
She groped her way, touching the prickly gorse, to the door, and pushed it open.