简明英汉词典

grovel
[5^rCvl]
vi.
趴, 匍匐, 卑躬屈膝, 五体投地的

美国传统词典[双解]

grovel
grov.el
AHD:[gr?v“…l, gr?v“-]
D.J.[6gr%v*l, 6gr(v-]
K.K.[6gr$v*l, 6gr(v-]
v.intr.(不及物动词)
grov.eled也作 grov.elled grov.el.inggrov.el.ling grov.elsgrov.els

(1)

To behave in a servile or demeaning manner; cringe.
低声下气,卑从:表现出卑躬曲膝或自甘下贱的态度;阿谀奉承

(2)

To lie or creep in a prostrate position, as in subservience or humility.
匍匐爬行,趴着:以俯卧的姿势躺或爬,如奉承或屈辱

(3)

To give oneself over to base pleasures:
沉缅,沉溺:
“Have we not groveled here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?”(Walt Whitman)
“难道我们现在放纵得还不够长久,仅仅象畜生一样地吃喝?”(沃尔特·惠特曼)

语源

(1)

Back-formation from obsolete groveling [prone, face downward]
源自 废语 groveling的逆构词 [俯身,脸朝下弯腰]

(2)

from Middle English
源自 中古英语

(3)

(on) grufe [face downwards] from Old Norse 3?fu} from gr?a [to grovel]
(on) grufe [脸朝下弯腰] 源自 古斯堪的纳维亚语 3?fu} 源自 gr?a [吃喝]

(4)

-ling [adv. suff.] * see -ling 2
-ling [副词后缀] *参见 -ling2

继承用法

groveler
n.(名词)

grovelingly
adv.(副词)

现代英汉词典

grovel
[5^rRv(E)l]
vi.
-ll-

(1)

趴;匍匐
The dog grovelled before his master when he saw the whip.
那狗看到鞭子,便匍匐在主人面前。

(2)

卑躬屈节;奴颜婢膝
He grovelled at the feet of conqueror.
他向征服者屈膝。

现代英汉综合大辞典

grovel
[5^rCvl]
vi.
(grovel(l)ed; grovel(l)ing)

(1)

趴在地上, 匍匐

(2)

卑躬屈节
grovel in the dust [dirt]
匍匐在地; 摇尾乞怜; 以享受卑劣的事物为乐
grovel at the feet of one's conqueror
向征服者屈膝

继承用法

grovel(l)er
n.

grovel(l)ing
adj.

grovel(l)ingly
adv.

英文相关词典

grovel
cower    crawl    creep    

美国传统词典

grovel
grov.el
AHD:[gr?v“…l, gr?v“-]
D.J.[6gr%v*l, 6gr(v-]
K.K.[6gr$v*l, 6gr(v-]
v.intr.
grov.eledalso grov.elled grov.el.inggrov.el.ling grov.elsgrov.els

(1)

To behave in a servile or demeaning manner; cringe.

(2)

To lie or creep in a prostrate position, as in subservience or humility.

(3)

To give oneself over to base pleasures:
“Have we not groveled here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?”(Walt Whitman)

语源

(1)

Back-formation from obsolete groveling [prone, face downward]

(2)

from Middle English

(3)

(on) grufe [face downwards] from Old Norse 3?fu} from gr?a [to grovel]

(4)

-ling [adv. suff.] * see -ling 2

继承用法

groveler
n.

grovelingly
adv.

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