groove

[ groov ]
/ gruv /

noun

verb (used with object), grooved, groov·ing.

to cut a groove in; furrow.
Slang.
  1. to appreciate and enjoy.
  2. to please immensely.

verb (used without object), grooved, groov·ing.

Slang.
  1. to take great pleasure; enjoy oneself: He was grooving on the music.
  2. to get along or interact well.
to fix in a groove.

Nearby words

  1. grooming,
  2. groomsman,
  3. groot,
  4. groote,
  5. groote eylandt,
  6. groove of nail matrix,
  7. grooved,
  8. grooved fricative,
  9. grooving saw,
  10. groovy

Idioms

    in the groove, Slang.
    1. in perfect functioning order.
    2. 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

1350–1400; Middle English grofe, groof mining shaft; cognate with Middle Dutch groeve, Dutch groef, German Grube pit, ditch; akin to grave1

Related formsgroove·less, adjectivegroove·like, adjectivegroov·er, nounre·groove, verb (used with object), re·grooved, re·groov·ing.

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British Dictionary definitions for in the groove

groove

/ (ɡruːv) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsgrooveless, adjectivegroovelike, adjective

Word Origin for groove

C15: from obsolete Dutch groeve, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German gruoba pit, Old Norse grof

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Word Origin and History for in the groove
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Medicine definitions for in the groove

groove

[ grōōv ]

n.

A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.

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Idioms and Phrases with in the groove

in the groove

Performing very well, excellent; also, in fashion, up-to-date. For example, The band was slowly getting in the groove, or To be in the groove this year you'll have to get a fake fur coat. This idiom originally alluded to running accurately in a channel, or groove. It was taken up by jazz musicians in the 1920s and later began to be used more loosely. A variant, back in the groove, means “returning to one's old self,” as in He was very ill but now he's back in the groove. [Slang; mid-1800s]

groove

see in the groove.

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