Dozens of female naval personnel were harassed, groped, and assaulted.
Each alleged that Saraswati had kissed, groped, and locked them in his room.
They were beaten and Addario was groped as they were held at the front lines, with artillery falling around them.
That's when a female employee allegedly went too far and groped the pageant winner.
As a result, many of the women “were groped or inappropriately touched during the performance.”
I would have groped in darkness to my grave, rather than have seen what I did.
Sam groped for Duncan's hand, caught and held it between both his own.
He groped his way to the door of the vault and listened, oh!
At first he knew not in which direction to turn, but groped and hesitated for some months.
He hesitated while he groped in his vocabulary and framed a complete answer.
Old English grapian "to feel about (as one blind or in darkness)," originally "lay hold of, seize, touch, attain," related to gripan "grasp at" (see gripe). Figurative sense is from early 14c. Indecent sense (marked as "obsolete" in OED) is from c.1200. Related: Groped; groping. The noun is Old English grap.
To touch, feel, caress, fondle, etc, with seeming or actual sexual intent (1250+)