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grovel

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  • ~ (to/before sb): (derog) lie or crawl with the face downwards in a show of humility or fear [Barron]
  • to lie or creep with the body prostrate in token of subservience or abasement [Taisha]
  • crawl, humble oneself [Nandigam]

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