From Middle English groof, grofe (“mining shart”), from Old English *grōf (“trench, furrow, something dug”), from Proto-Germanic *grōbō (“groove, furrow”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrebh- (“to dig, scrape, bury”). Cognate with Dutch groef, groeve (“groove; pit, grave”), German Grube (“ditch, pit”), Norwegian grov (“brook, riverbed”), Old English grafan (“to dig”). More at grave.
groove (plural grooves)
- A long, narrow channel or depression; e.g., such a slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component, a tyre groove, or a geological channel or depression.
- A fixed routine
- J. Morley
- The gregarious trifling of life in the social groove.
- 2011 October 23, Becky Ashton, “QPR 1 - 0 Chelsea”, BBC Sport:
- His counterpart Neil Warnock got his tactics spot on as Chelsea struggled to get into any sort of groove in the first half.
- The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit.
- A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm.
- (mining) A shaft or excavation.
Derived terms 
long, narrow channel
- Czech: rýha (cs) f, žlábek (cs) m, zářez (cs) m, drážka (cs) f (of an LP album)
- Dutch: inkerving (nl) f
- Finnish: ura (fi), uurre (fi)
- French: rainure (fr) f
- Greek: αυλάκωση (el) (avláki, avlákossi)
- Italian: scanalatura (it) f, incavo (it) m, solco (it) m, canale (it) m, galleria (it) f, pozzo (it) m
- Japanese: 溝 (ja) (mizo)
- Latin: canālis (la) m
pronounced, enjoyable rhythm
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- Telugu: గాడి (gaadi) (1, 2)
groove (third-person singular simple present grooves, present participle grooving, simple past and past participle grooved)
- To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.
- To create, dance to, or enjoy rhythmic music.
- I was just starting to groove to the band, when we had to leave.