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.
- 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
Synonyms for groove
Related Words for groovetrench, slot, corrugation, scratch, hollow, slit, ditch, depression, canal, gouge, cut, score, crimp, valley, cutting, rut, furrow, gutter, incision, pucker
Examples from the Web for groove
Contemporary Examples of 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
May 9, 2014
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
January 31, 2014
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.Blake Bailey: How I Write
March 20, 2013
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
February 13, 2013
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
November 26, 2012
Historical Examples of groove
Cover the tongue thoroughly with glue, and also put some on the inside of the groove.
This will leave a groove into which the tongue will fit easily.
From this groove, along with the light, came the soft roaring hiss.
A groove should be cut in the surface of the eccentric, so that this strap will not slip off.
It will be seen that a groove, M, is cut around the piston near the top.
- 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.