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Grovel




1. To work interminably and without apparent progress.

Often used transitively with "over" or "through".

"The file scavenger has been groveling through the /usr directories for 10 minutes now."

Compare grind and crunch.

Emphatic form: "grovel obscenely".

2. To examine minutely or in complete detail.

"The compiler grovels over the entire source program before beginning to translate it."

"I grovelled through all the documentation, but I still couldn't find the command I wanted."

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