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 groovingpleasant, winsome, enjoyable, mad, joyous, sunny, rollicking, jolly, cheerful, lively, hilarious, amusing, comical, joyful, glad, lighthearted, fun-loving, energetic, spry, zippy
Examples from the Web for grooving
Contemporary Examples of grooving
Kudos to the backup dancer who keeps on grooving like nothing happened.Miguel, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber & More Concert Fails
The Daily Beast Video
June 12, 2012
But we didn't expect was to find new Meet The Press moderator David Gregory grooving to Beyonce's "Single Ladies."The Daily Beast D.C. Diary
The Daily Beast
January 19, 2009
Historical Examples of grooving
It is also occasionally used to signify channeling or grooving.Time Telling through the Ages
Harry Chase Brearley
(c) Smooth rolls usually run at approximately even speeds and, as their name denotes, devoid of any grooving.
Similarly various types of grooving are cut in the intermediate rolls.
There were signs of previous glaciation in the form of erratics and many examples of polishing and grooving.The Home of the Blizzard
A moment later he was grooving a white trail of foam out into the bay.The Pursuit
Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
- 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.