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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grope v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groped p. pr. & vb. n. Groping.]
 1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. [Obs.]
 2. To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the hands, when one can not see.
    We grope for the wall like the blind.   --Is. lix. 10.
    To grope a little longer among the miseries and sensualities ot a worldly life.   --Buckminster.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence;
            "a groping effort to understand" [syn: hesitant]