Thesaurus

grovels

verb
present tense third-person singular of grovel

Synonyms of grovels

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

Synonyms for grovels

Words Related to grovels

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

Synonyms for grovels

Words Related to grovels

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about grovels

Cite this Entry

“Grovels.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grovels. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on grovels

Nglish: Translation of grovels for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of grovels for Arabic Speakers

Comments on grovels

What made you want to look up grovels? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!