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- Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
- “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. […]”
- (biology) The practice of primates picking through the hair of others, looking for insects etc.
- The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
- Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
- The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her.
- (care for one's appearance):
- (act of teaching): coaching, mentoring
- (caring for horses): currying
- (attempting to gain the trust of a minor):
- (care for one's appearance): personal hygiene – more basic level of care
care for one's appearance
act of teaching
caring for horses
attempting to gain the trust of a minor
grooming m (uncountable)