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.

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Idioms for groove

    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

OTHER WORDS FROM groove

groove·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 forms of groove

grooveless, 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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Medical 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 (1 of 2)

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]

Idioms and Phrases with in the groove (2 of 2)

groove

see in the groove.

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