I. noun Etymology: Middle English grove pit, cave, from Middle Dutch groeve; akin to Old High German gruoba pit, cave, Old English grafan to dig — more at grave Date: 1659 1. a long narrow channel or depression 2. a. a fixed routine ; rut b. a situation suited to one's abilities or interests ; niche 3. top form <
a great talker when he is in the groove
4. the middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit <
a fastball right in the groove
5. an enjoyable or exciting experience 6. a pronounced enjoyable rhythm II. verb (grooved; grooving) Date: 1686 transitive verb 1. a. to make a groove in b. to join by a groove 2. to perfect by repeated practice <
grooved her golf swing
3. to throw (a pitch) in the groove intransitive verb 1. to become joined or fitted by a groove 2. to form a groove 3. to enjoy oneself intensely 4. to interact harmoniously <
contemporary minds and rock groove together — Benjamin DeMott
groover noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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