"groping" in the verb sense
1. grope, fumble
feel about uncertainly or blindly
"She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom"
search blindly or uncertainly
"His mind groped to make the connection"
fondle for sexual pleasure
"He made some sexual advances at the woman in his office and groped her repeatedly"
"groping" in the adjective sense
acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence
"a groping effort to understand"
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