Adjective: groping grow-ping
Verb: grope growp
- Acting with uncertainty, hesitance or lack of confidence
"a groping effort to understand"
- Feel about uncertainly or blindly
"She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom";
- Search blindly or uncertainly
"His mind groped to make the connection"
- Fondle for sexual pleasure
"He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"
See also: grope for, incertain [non-standard], uncertain, unsure
Type of: assay, attempt, caress, essay, fondle, look for, search, seek, try
Encyclopedia: Groping Grope