groveling 1 of 2

variants or grovelling

groveling

2 of 2

verb

variants or grovelling
present participle of grovel
1
as in flinching
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
as in crawling
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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“Groveling.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/groveling. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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