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Adjective: groping  grow-ping
  1. Acting with uncertainty, hesitance or lack of confidence
    "a groping effort to understand"
Verb: grope  growp
  1. Feel about uncertainly or blindly
    "She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom";
    - fumble
  2. Search blindly or uncertainly
    "His mind groped to make the connection"
  3. Fondle for sexual pleasure
    "He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly";
    - feel up [slang], cop a feel [slang], touch up [Brit, slang]

See also: incertain [non-standard], uncertain, unsure

Type of: assay, attempt, caress, essay, fondle, look for, search, seek, try

Encyclopedia: Groping