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  • v. To grope with the hands, as in the dark.
  • v. To grasp or snatch (at).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To grope with the hands, as in the dark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grope or feel with the hands, as in the dark.

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  • "Thomas grabbed an oar and pushed on to a rock. Then he raised the sail and collapsed under it and had to be extricated from its drenching folds, glauming and swearing at Cassidy's old boat."
    - Frank O'Connor, 'Uprooted'.

    September 6, 2008