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grope
American English: /ɡroʊp/
British English: /ɡrəʊp/

Translation of grope in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • andar a tientas
    to grope for something
    buscar algo a tientas
    they were groping for o after a solution
    estaban dando palos de ciego, tratando de hallar una solución
    to grope around o about
    Example sentences
    • I watch, fascinated as I can see him searching, desperately searching, groping for the words.
    • They were red and Katrina's mind groped for the word.
    • It seems that many are groping for words that will cause people to pause and think again, not simply reject what is being said based on resistance to its form and style.

transitive verb

  • 1 (person) [colloquial]
    manosear
    toquetear
    meterle mano a [colloquial]
    magrear (Spain) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Why should I just sit back and let those sluttish women flirt and grope him?
    • A doctor accused of groping a woman patient during an eye examination yesterday admitted touching her breast.
    • A shop assistant accused of groping a customer as he measured her for a ‘perfect pair of jeans’ has been cleared of molesting her.
  • 2to grope one's way toward something
    avanzar a tientas hacia algo
    Example sentences
    • I groped my way along the bottom of the boat and popped up into the rapids.
    • He felt his way along the corridor, groping in the darkness for the door he knew would lead outside, facing the east gate.
    • Should we not commemorate in some fashion a young man who worked here among our ancestors and who groped his way through the darkness of the unknown and lit a lamp along the path?

noun

  • [colloquial] [humorous]to have a grope (British English)
    toquetearse
    darse el lote (Spain) [colloquial]
    echar un caldo (Mexico) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • And although he admired the breasts, he never dared instigate a quick grope of them.
    • We stood at the public bar and demanded schooners, copping the jeers, sexual jibes and gropes of the regulars.
    • David and I are often to be found by our friends having a quick grope, like a couple of teenagers.

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