from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To feel around with the hands; grope.
- intransitive v. To fall down; sprawl.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To search with one's hands and fingers; to grope.
- v. To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To grope; to feel with the hands.
- intransitive v. To lie prostrate on the belly; to sprawl on the ground; to grovel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grope about; feel with the hands; make tentative grasps or clutches.
Probably from Dutch grabbelen, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of grabben, to grab; see grab1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
grab + -le (Wiktionary)