a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface, as the cut in a board to receive the tongue of another board (tongue-and-groove joint ), a furrow, or a natural indentation on an organism.
the track or channel of a phonograph record for the needle or stylus.
a fixed routine: to get into a groove.
Printing. the furrow at the bottom of a piece of type.
Slang. an enjoyable time or experience.
to cut a groove in; furrow.
to appreciate and enjoy.
to please immensely.
to take great pleasure; enjoy oneself: He was grooving on the music.
to get along or interact well.
to fix in a groove.
Idioms about groove
in the groove, Slang.
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.
- grooveless, adjective
- groovelike, adjective
- groover, noun
- re·groove, verb (used with object), re·grooved, re·groov·ing.
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How to use groove in a sentence
From the first line, this classic number by George Duke will capture you and your friend’s hearts with an inescapable groove.Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s Playlist is Pure Friend Goals | Brande Victorian | February 19, 2021 | Essence.com
Thick rubber soles with deep grooves are generally a good sign, and no, we’re not talking about your Doc Martens.Best snow boots: Trudge confidently through snowfall | PopSci Commerce Team | February 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
I hear how the rhythm moves and how the motion goes, and how it dances, and what the groove feels like and the touch of it, before anything else happens.Chick Corea, versatile pianist who made jazz eclectic and electric, dies at 79 | Matt Schudel | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s a truly weird camera that takes some getting used to, but once you find the groove, it creates some beautiful images with excellent dimensionality thanks to the large sensor.
These grooves will hold the four panels used in a traditional frame-and-panel entry door.Build your own door and ascend to a higher level of DIY | Courtney Starr | November 20, 2020 | Popular-Science
You might work on the same groove for five hours nonstop, some three-bar thing over and over.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’ | Jennie Yabroff | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The glittering steel glided through the groove, and the head of Madame Roland was severed from her body.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Unfortunately a slanting groove has been cut through the upper mouldings of it.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
White lime putty is next filled into the groove, being pressed on with a jointing tool, leaving a white joint ⅛ to in.
I didn't know that you were a student of sociology—could estimate capabilities and get everyone in their right groove.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
The groove was everywhere about twenty feet high, while its breadth varied from a yard or so to nearly a rod.Overland | John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for groove
a long narrow channel or furrow, esp one cut into wood by a tool
the spiral channel, usually V-shaped, in a gramophone record: See also microgroove
one of the spiral cuts in the bore of a gun
anatomy any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part; sulcus
mountaineering a shallow fissure in a rock face or between two rock faces, forming an angle of more than 120°
a settled existence, routine, etc, to which one is suited or accustomed, esp one from which it is difficult to escape
slang an experience, event, etc, that is groovy
in the groove
jazz playing well and apparently effortlessly, with a good beat, etc
(tr) to form or cut a groove in
(intr) old-fashioned, slang to enjoy oneself or feel in rapport with one's surroundings
(intr) jazz to play well, with a good beat, etc
- grooveless, adjective
- groovelike, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with groove
see in the groove.
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