To move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner; flounder:
To throw oneself down in submission (also figuratively).
Any of numerous aquatic, chiefly marine invertebrate animals of the phylum Porifera. Sponges characteristically have a porous skeleton, usually containing an intricate system of canals, that is composed of fibrous material or siliceous or calcareous spicules. Water passing through the pores brings food to the organism. Sponges live in all depths of the sea, are sessile, and often form irregularly shaped colonies attached to an underwater surface. Sponges are considered the most primitive members of the animal kingdom, since they lack a nervous system and differentiated body tissues or organs. Adults do not have moving parts, but the larvae are free-swimming. Sponges have great regenerative capacities, with some species able to regenerate a complete adult organism from fragments as small as a single cell. Sponges first appear during the early Cambrian Period and may have evolved from protozoa.
To try to get the love of in order to marry; woo
The definition of implore is to beg or plead.
To crouch or huddle up, as from fear or cold
To fret or complain in a whining, tearful manner
To request earnestly; beg for:
To flatter or coax in persuading; cajole
To make feel pleased or honored; gratify the vanity of
To give in to; gratify:
To equal in action; to fulfill in practice.
(Informal) To flatter
(Idiomatic) To pay false flattery to; to flatter in excess.
(Intransitive) To engage in fawning, servile behavior.
To fawn means to pay extra attention to something in an overly affectionate way.
To slobber; drool.
To curry favor with in an obsequious manner; fawn on.
To come to understand. Often used with to or onto :
To creep is defined as to move slowly and quietly while close to the ground.
To ask (permission) to do something:
To go or move in a quiet, stealthy way.
The definition of reverence is treating with great respect.
To hate is defined as to feel strong and intense aversion or dislike.
To scorn is to express a feeling of contempt or disgust for something.
To have or possess (a desirable feature):
So as to be comprehensible, acceptable, or effective; across:
Find another word for grovel. In this page you can discover 67 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for grovel, like: kiss one's feet, wallow, crawl, prostrate, make up to, sponge, court, lick the dust, crouch before, truckle and kowtow.