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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Grope
Senses
  1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle.(Obs)
  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."We grope for the wall like the blind." [Is. lix. 10.]"To grope a little longer among the miseries and sensualities ot a worldly life." [Buckminster.]

Etymology: OE. gropen gropien grapien, AS. grāpian to touch, grope, fr. grīpan to gripe. See Gripe

verb Grope
Senses
  1. To search out by feeling in the dark; as, we groped our way at midnight.
  2. To examine; to test; to sound.(Obs)"Felix gropeth him, thinking to have a bribe." [Genevan Test. (Acts xxiv. ).]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of groping; and instance of groping
  2. Fondle for sexual pleasure ("He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly")
  3. Feel about uncertainly or blindly ("She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom")
  4. Search blindly or uncertainly ("His mind groped to make the connection")

Fun Facts about the name Grope

  • How unique is the name Grope? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Grope was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Grope: Your name in reverse order is Eporg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eorpg. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Grope born Jun 21, 1985

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).