Associations to the word «Grope»

Wiktionary

GROPE, verb. (obsolete) To feel with or use the hands; to handle.
GROPE, verb. To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the hands, when one can not see.
GROPE, verb. To touch (another person) closely and (especially) sexually.
GROPE, verb. (obsolete) To examine; to test; to sound.
GROPE, noun. (informal) An act of groping, especially sexually.
GROPE, noun. (obsolete) an iron fitting of a medieval cart wheel

Dictionary definition

GROPE, noun. The act of groping; and instance of groping.
GROPE, verb. Feel about uncertainly or blindly; "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom".
GROPE, verb. Search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection".
GROPE, verb. Fondle for sexual pleasure; "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats