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English noun: groove

1. groove (shape) 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)


Broader (hypernym)depression, impression, imprint

Narrower (hyponym)dado, flute, fluting, quirk, rabbet, rebate, rut, stria, striation, track, washout

2. groove (act) a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

SamplesThey fell into a conversational rut.


Broader (hypernym)modus operandi, routine

3. groove (body) (anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part


Broader (hypernym)body part

Narrower (hyponym)costal groove, fissure

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

English verb: groove

1. groove (contact) make a groove in, or provide with a groove

SamplesGroove a vinyl record.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)incise

Narrower (hyponym)dado, mill

2. groove (contact) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

SamplesFurrow soil.

Synonymsfurrow, rut

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut into, delve, dig, turn over

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