Grovel

Definition of Grovel

Grov´el
v. i.1.To creep on the earth, or with the face to the ground; to lie prone, or move uneasily with the body prostrate on the earth; to lie flat on one's belly, expressive of abjectness; to crawl.
[imp. & p. p. Groveled or Grovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Groveling or Grovelling.]
To creep and grovel on the ground.
- Dryden.
2.To tend toward, or delight in, what is sensual or base; to be low, abject, or mean.

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