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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Grov·el v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groveled or Grovelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Groveling or Grovelling.]
 1. To creep on the earth, or with the face to the ground; to lie prone, or move uneasily with the body prostrate on the earth; to lie flat on one's belly, expressive of abjectness; to crawl.
    To creep and grovel on the ground.   --Dryden.
 2. To tend toward, or delight in, what is sensual or base; to be low, abject, or mean.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 grov·el·ing, grov·el·ling, a. Lying prone; low; debased; submissive in a self-abasing manner. “A groveling creature.”
 Syn: -- cringing, wormlike, wormy.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : totally submissive [syn: cringing, grovelling, wormlike,