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- Rhymes: -ɒvəl
- 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.
- To take pleasure in mundane activities.
- The spellings grovelling and grovelled are more common in the UK. Groveling and groveled are more common in the US.
to abase oneself
to be nice in the hope of securing something