Saturday, May 02, 2009

TO GROVEL OR NOT TO GROVEL - THE TERM "GROVEL" MAY WELL BE THE POWERFUL CULTURAL WARFARE TERM THAT WILL STICK TO THE DIMS

grovel
One entry found.




Entry Word:
grovel
Function:
verb
Text: 1 to draw back or crouch down in fearful submission— see cower 2 to move slowly with the body close to the ground— see

grovel
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Contents
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1 English
1.1 Etymology
1.2 Pronunciation
1.3 Verb
1.3.1 Usage notes
1.3.2 Translations



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[edit] Etymology
From Old Norse á grufu (“‘on one's belly’”) ( > Old Norse grúfa (“‘to grovel’”)).


[edit] Pronunciation

Rhymes: -ɒvəl

[edit] Verb
Infinitive
to grovel
Third person singular
grovels
Simple past
grovelled or groveled
Past participle
grovelled or groveled
Present participle
grovelling or groveling


to grovel (third-person singular simple present grovels, present participle grovelling or groveling, simple past and past participle grovelled or groveled)

To be prone on the ground.
To crawl
To abase oneself before another person.
To be nice to someone or apologize in the hope of securing something.



cower
One entry found.




Entry Word:
cower
Function:
verb
Text: to draw back or crouch down in fearful submissionSynonymscringe, grovel, quailRelated Wordsflinch, recoil, shrink, squinch; blanch, blench, whiten; fawn, kowtow, toady