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grovel (about) in something

to wallow around in the dirt, etc., while prostrating oneself. The poor fellow groveled about in the mud, trying to keep from being beaten. Why are you there, groveling in the dust?
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grovel before someone or something

to prostrate oneself before someone or something. The prisoner groveled before his accusers. The peasant groveled before the lord of the manor.
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grovel to someone

to kneel in deference to someone; to kowtow to someone. You don't have to grovel to me! I refuse to grovel to anyone.
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in. to fondle or pet. They spent the whole time in the backseat groveling.
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Photo: Westlake's Katie Meledy hits past Tanya Grovel (16) of Royal during Highlanders' five-game win.
His face-to-face grovel was accompanied by a promise from Home Secretary Theresa May that funding for the current review of secret files on the event will not be hit by ConDem spending cuts.
Now the man who guides Harrison's career says the Prince must grovel like a commoner if he wants to get inside the same ring as the man who will fight Julio Pablo Chacon for the WBO world featherweight title next month.
We'll grovel,'' former fence Statham says of their desire for work in the U.
Once upon a time GOP may have stood for Grand Old Party, but now it stands for Grovel Or Pay.
In attempting to raise the issue in the Dail yesterday, Liz McManus said: "We had a situation where the national broadcaster had to grovel.
It was unforgivable, he agrees, the miners were crushed under her stiletto heel and David Cameron needs to grovel.
He could grovel for gold if it was an Olympic sport.
just another example of any ploy to grovel for ratings,'' gripes Carrie L.