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1 a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record) [syn: channel]
2 a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut" [syn: rut]
3 (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part [syn: vallecula]


1 make a groove in, or provide with a groove; "groove a vinyl record"
2 hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil" [syn: furrow, rut]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /gɹʊuv/ /gru:v/
  • Rhymes: -uːv


From grod.


  1. A long, narrow channel or depression; such a slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component or a tyre groove.
  2. A fixed routine
  3. The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit
  4. A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm

Derived terms


long, narrow channel
fixed routine
pronounced, enjoyable rhythm


  1. To create, dance to, or enjoy rhythmic music.
    I was just starting to groove to the band, when we had to leave.

Extensive Definition

Groove may refer to:
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groove in German: Groove
groove in Spanish: Groove
groove in Simple English: Groove
groove in Swedish: Groove

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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