'Groping' definitions:

Definition of 'groping'

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Acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence; "a groping effort to understand"

Definition of 'Groping'

  • Grope \Grope\ (gr[=o]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groped (gr[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Groping.] [OE. gropen, gropien, grapien, AS. gr[=a]pian to touch, grope, fr. gr[imac]pan to gripe. See Gripe.]
  • 1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
  • 2. 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. [1913 Webster]
  • We grope for the wall like the blind. --Is. lix. 10. [1913 Webster]
  • To grope a little longer among the miseries and sensualities ot a worldly life. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]