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grovel

verb

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1 to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission
  • the way in which the abused dog would grovel whenever its owner came near

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2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground
  • because of their anatomy, bats can only grovel while moving along the ground

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The first known use of grovel was in 1552

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“Grovel.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grovel. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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