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groove

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noun \ ˈgrüv \

Definition of groove

1 :a long narrow channel or depression
2 a :a fixed routine :rut
b :a situation suited to one's abilities or interests :niche
3 :top form
  • a great talker when he is in the groove
4 :the middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit
  • a fastball right in the groove
5 :an enjoyable or exciting experience
6 :a pronounced enjoyable rhythm

Examples of groove in a Sentence

  1. the grooves on a vinyl record

  2. The door slides along a groove in the doorframe.

  3. He's a great pitcher when he's in a groove.

  4. She hasn't yet found her groove.

  5. They've gotten stuck in a groove in their jobs.

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Origin and Etymology of groove

Middle English grove pit, cave, from Middle Dutch groeve; akin to Old High German gruoba pit, cave, Old English grafan to dig — more at grave


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groove

verb

Definition of groove

grooved; grooving
transitive verb
1 a :to make a groove in
b :to join by a groove
2 :to perfect by repeated practice
  • grooved her golf swing
3 :to throw (a pitch) in the groove
intransitive verb
1 :to become joined or fitted by a groove
2 :to form a groove
3 :to enjoy oneself intensely
4 :to interact harmoniously
  • contemporary minds and rock groove together
  • —Benjamin DeMott

groover

noun

Examples of groove in a Sentence

  1. We grooved to the beat.

  2. if you groove that piece of wood, we should be able to fit this smaller board into it

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First Known Use of groove

1686

groove Synonyms


GROOVE Defined for English Language Learners

groove

play
noun

Definition of groove for English Language Learners

  • : a long, narrow cut or low area in a surface

  • : a state in which you are able to do something well and easily especially because you are doing it often

  • : a dull routine that does not change


groove

verb

Definition of groove for English Language Learners

  • : to enjoy listening to or dancing to music


GROOVE Defined for Kids

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groove

play
noun \ ˈgrüv \

Definition of groove for Students

1 :a long narrow cut in a surface
2 :1routine 1
  • … Avonlea school slipped back into its old groove and took up its old interests.
  • —Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

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groove

verb

Definition of groove for Students

grooved; grooving
:to make a long narrow cut in

Medical Dictionary

groove

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noun \ ˈgrüv \

medical Definition of groove

:a long narrow depression occurring naturally on the surface of an organism or an anatomical part


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