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groping Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope; fumble.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom
  2. verb search blindly or uncertainly
    grope.
    • His mind groped to make the connection
  3. verb fondle for sexual pleasure
    grope.
    • He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly
  4. adjective satellite acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence
    • a groping effort to understand
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