grovels

present tense third-person singular of grovel
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as in cringes
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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as in crawls
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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“Grovels.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/grovels. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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