Definition Of grovel


lie or move abjectly on the ground with one's face downward.

she was groveling on the floor in fear

Example Of grovel

  • An employee who forgot their password to log in to the corporate network would probably get a withering look from the support staff as they grovelled to have it reset.

  • And after the attacks on her grow worse they experience mixed emotions as Jack grovels and pleads with her not to go when finally she decides she has had enough and announces she is leaving.

  • As a depiction of Labor policy, it represents one of the more sniveling grovels in recent memory.

  • But while most of the defendants there were grovellers and bootlickers, he was not.

  • Does the potentate favor the most obsequious groveler ?

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