verb (used with object), grooved, groov·ing.
- to appreciate and enjoy.
- to please immensely.
verb (used without object), grooved, groov·ing.
- to take great pleasure; enjoy oneself: He was grooving on the music.
- to get along or interact well.
- groote eylandt,
- groove of nail matrix,
- grooved fricative,
- grooving saw,
- in perfect functioning order.
- in the popular fashion; up-to-date: If you want to be in the groove this summer, you'll need a bikini.
Origin of groove
Examples from the Web for groove
Tanaka then settled into a groove, pitching shut-out ball for the next five innings, fanning eight as the Yankees won 7-3.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the fact of the matter is that somewhere along the way, Brooklyn Nine-Nine really did find its groove.How ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Became This Year’s Hottest New Sitcom|Kevin Fallon|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Very rarely I'll hit a groove and finish early—go for a long walk in the afternoon, or even blow myself to a movie.
Post-water break, Rubio managed to get into a groove and ease on in for a smooth-jazz finish.Marco Rubio Winsome in Response to Obama, Rand Paul Mostly Feisty|Michelle Cottle|February 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After the Jubilee, it was time for the Olympics, and it seemed the Royals had a chance to get their groove back.How 2012 Turned Into a Very Bad Year For Prince Charles|Tom Sykes|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Endlich's imagination seemed forced to follow a groove, trying to picture that last terrible moment, fifty-million years ago.Asteroid of Fear|Raymond Zinke Gallun
She makes a great effort; the bar yields, slips back in the groove.L'Abbe Constantin, Complete|Ludovic Halevy
The recording diaphragm of a phonograph is a window pane bearing a stylus adapted to engrave a groove in a record blank.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1|Kempster Miller
One of these accompanies the disks from South Carolina, and is marked with a groove to receive the thumb in throwing it.Some Observations on the Ethnography and Archaeology of the American Aborigines|Samuel George Morton
For small shops it is made for clamping only, and the making of the groove is done with the ordinary hammer.Practical Bookbinding|Paul Adam
- jazzplaying well and apparently effortlessly, with a good beat, etc
Word Origin for groove
c.1400, "cave, mine, pit" (late 13c. in place names), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse grod "pit," or from Middle Dutch groeve "furrow, ditch," both from Proto-Germanic *grobo (cf. Old Norse grof "brook, river bed," Old High German gruoba "ditch," Gothic groba "pit, cave," Old English græf "ditch"), related to grave (n.). Sense of "long, narrow channel or furrow" is 1650s. Meaning "spiral cut in a phonograph record" is from 1902. Figurative sense of "routine" is from 1842, often deprecatory at first, "a rut."
1680s, "make a groove," from groove (n.). Slang sense is from late 1930s. Related: Grooved; grooving.
see in the groove.