grovel grovel  /ˈɡrɑ vəl/

Definition(s):

  • (v) show submission or fear

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Usage(s):

  1. The American President cannot, should not, must not grovel.
  2. If I thought that a major grovel might help get real European assistance for Iraqi reconstruction, I might favor a little false humility.
  3. To shop the trendy boutiques of Melrose with Molly Ringwald is to watch elegant saleswomen grovel.

News

  1. Oh my! Gator football prices too high

    If you thought it was below Jeremy Foley to grovel, think again, Gator Nation.        
    on August 13, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Comments

    The year is 2154. A middle class is a thing of the past; all that remain on earth are fascist robots and the poor and disenfranchised, left behind to grovel in the war-ravaged remains.
    on August 10, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

Quotes

  1. "What do you expect them to do - fall on the ground and grovel, eat dirt? I mean, get real," Mr Downer told reporters. "This is a quite common situation where the police conducted an investigation."
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Alexander Downer Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "We had a situation where the national broadcaster had to grovel _" said Liz McManus, communications spokeswoman for the Labour Party, before O'Donoghue cut her off. "The public interest will not be served by a national broadcaster bowing to...
    on Mar 26, 2009 By: Liz McManus Source: FOXNews

  3. "I'm disappointed because I think he's handled this terribly," said Buzz Bissinger, who co-authored James' 2009 biography, "Shooting Stars," with James. "I hate the idea that he is the king and that all these grown men have had to go grovel...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: HG Bissinger Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

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