Grovel


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Grovel

  • (verb) lie or crawl abjectly on the ground with one’s face downwards; “George grovelled at his feet”
  • (verb) act obsequiously in order to obtain forgiveness or favour; “they dislike leaders who grovel to foreign patrons”

Grovel (ग्रवल / ग्रावल) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • रेंगना, गिड़गिड़ाना, विनीत भाव दरसाना

Grovel Origin

  • Middle English: back-formation from the obsolete adverb grovelling, from obsolete groof, grufe ‘the face or front’ (in the phrase on grufe, from Old Norse á grúfu ‘face downwards’) + the suffix -ling .

Grovel in a sentence (Word usage in recent newspaper)

  • We love to snivel and grovel in front of those in power with all that feet touching brown nosing stuff.
  • After all it is your life’s mission to grovel in front of that corrupt family.
  • You have to swallow your pride and have to grovel a bit.
  • We’ll make them grovel.
  • Clearly it’s time for Obama to bow to and grovel before China’s leaders.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of grovel

  • if you want to “grow” + “well” –> grovel before your boss

Grovel Pronunciation



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