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    grope

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?

    She claims that her boss tried to grope her.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: grope

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?

    She claims that her boss tried to grope her.

    Thanks a lot.
    It means "She claims that her boss tried to touch her in a sexual manner".

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    Re: grope

    Most dictionaries include this definition of grope.

    Did you not look it up first?

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    Re: grope

    I just don't believe myself.

    Sorry for wasting your time.

    I am rigorous toward study, I try to avoid all kinds of mistakes.

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    Re: grope

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I just don't believe myself.

    Sorry for wasting your time.

    I am rigorous toward study, I try to avoid all kinds of mistakes.
    If you learn something from our answers, then you are not wasting our time. A "grope" is different than a simple "touch" in that it lasts longer and is more invasive. I can gently tap someone on the shoulder from the back in order to get their attention and that is a "touch." If I place my hand on their shoulder and leave it there for several seconds, and then squeeze their shoulder, then that's considered "groping" them. It's an unwelcome and overly-friendly gesture.

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    Re: grope

    To my ears, groping involves some degree of squeezing, closing the hand, sensing the shape or consistency of the body part in question, and so on. But I agree the person was lazy not to consult a dictionary first.

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