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
Related formsgroove·less, adjectivegroove·like, adjectivegroov·er, nounre·groove, verb (used with object), re·grooved, re·groov·ing.
British Dictionary definitions for in the groove
- jazz playing well and apparently effortlessly, with a good beat, etc
- US fashionable
Derived Formsgrooveless, adjectivegroovelike, adjective
Word Origin for groove
Medicine definitions for in the groove
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)
see in the groove.