Translation of grope in Spanish:

grope

andar a tientas, v.

Pronunciation: /ɡroʊp//ɡrəʊp/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    andar a tientas
    to grope for sth buscar algo a tientas
    • they were groping for / after a solution estaban dando palos de ciego, tratando de hallar una solución
    • to grope around / about tantear

transitive verb

  • 1informal

    (person)
    manosear
    toquetear
    meterle mano a informal
    magrear Spain informal
  • 2

    to grope one's way toward sth avanzar a tientas hacia algo

noun

  • 1humorous, informal

    to have a grope toquetearse
    • How absurd and self-defeating it would be to argue that artists should or can continue to grope blindly, trusting to accident or mere intuition.
    • I watch, fascinated as I can see him searching, desperately searching, groping for the words.
    • Perhaps he groped for words he had not yet been taught.
    • It seems that many are groping for words that will cause people to pause and think again, not simply reject what is being said based on resistance to its form and style.
    • When you're not sure about the exact structure of the page, though, it's better to grope blindly through all the content with a minimum of assumptions.
    • He spoke rapidly, fervently, occasionally groping for the right word.
    • ‘Rhea, please,’ she called, groping for words, but finding none.
    • He listened patiently and I groped for the words.
    • Obviously grateful for that flash of candor, he started groping for the words that might express his incredulity.
    • But divers grope with words to express the gap between the experience and the recollection.
    • I had seen it before on the faces of Alzheimer's sufferers, as they groped blindly for something they knew they should remember but couldn't quite grasp.
    • Nevertheless, as the attack grew ever more frenzied, I still somehow managed to retain the presence of mind to grope for the necessary remedy.
    • They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope.
    • They were red and Katrina's mind groped for the word.
    • The building was - Liz groped for a decent word - compact.
    • If there are conflicting reports, it's important to interrupt your narrative masterpiece to note that and let the reader grope toward his or her own version of the truth.
    • Yet today, thousands of years after man first put this question to himself, he is still groping for an answer.
    • I groped for encouraging words, I fumbled for motivational encouragement, but the words just refused to be found.
    • Lincoln was groping for answers, was a huge reader of the Bible, but not a member of a formal religious denomination, especially early in his career.
    • That is an admirable statement of something I was groping blindly to try to express - thank you.