—grooveless, adj. —groovelike, adj. —groover, n./groohv/, n., v., grooved, grooving.n.1. a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface, as the cut in a board to receive the tongue of another board (tongue-and-groove joint), a furrow, or a natural indentation on an organism.2. the track or channel of a phonograph record for the needle or stylus.3. a fixed routine: to get into a groove.4. Print. the furrow at the bottom of a piece of type. See diag. under type.5. Slang. an enjoyable time or experience.a. in perfect functioning order.b. in the popular fashion; up-to-date: If you want to be in the groove this summer, you'll need a bikini.v.t.7. to cut a groove in; furrow.8. Slang.a. to appreciate and enjoy.b. to please immensely.v.i.9. Slang.a. to take great pleasure; enjoy oneself: He was grooving on the music.b. to get along or interact well.10. to fix in a groove.[1350-1400; ME grofe, groof mining shaft; c. MD groeve, D groef, G Grube pit, ditch; akin to GRAVE1]Syn. 3. rut, habit, pattern.
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