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
- The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit.
- A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm.
- (mining) A shaft or excavation.
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- 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.