grovel
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grovel(
gra
-
vuhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to humble oneself)
a. arrastrarse
If you want the boss to help you, you'll have to grovel.Si quieres que el jefe te ayude, tendrás que arrastrarte.
b. humillarse
I'm not above groveling if it means I get what I want.No estoy por encima de humillarme si resulta en conseguir lo que quiero.
2. (to prostrate oneself)
a. postrarse
"I didn't do it!" cried my son as he groveled at my feet."¡No lo hice!" gritó mi hijo mientras se postraba a mis pies.
b. prosternarse
The peasant groveled before the king and begged for mercy.El campesino se prosternó ante el rey y le imploró clemencia.
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grovel
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (physically)
a. andar a gatas, gatear
2. (fig)
a.
to grovel to somebodyarrastrarse ante alguien
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grovel [ˈɡrɒvl]
intransitive verb
arrastrarse;to ante;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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