Meaning: Lie or move abjectly on the ground with one’s face downward. To be kind to someone in order to gain something. Act in an obsequious manner in order to obtain someone’s forgiveness or favor.
Synonyms: Prostrate oneself, lie, kneel, cringe, be obsequious to, fawn on, kowtow to, bow and scrape to, toady to, truckle to, abase oneself to, humble oneself to.
In Hindi: गिड़गिड़ाना
Use: The selfish king is amused when poor people grovel at his feet and ask for favors.
Jackie groveled at his feet, begging for mercy, but no one heard his cry.