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grovel

Synonyms of grovel in English:

verb

  • 1 George groveled at his feet, begging for mercy
    prostrate oneself, lie, kneel, cringe
  • 2 she was not going to grovel to him
    be obsequious to, fawn on, kowtow to, bow and scrape to, toady to, truckle to, abase oneself to, humble oneself to;
    curry favor with, flatter, dance attendance on, make up to, play up to, ingratiate oneself with
    informal crawl to, suck up to, lick someone's boots
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