groove


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

be in a groove

1. To be immersed in a particular task and thus working smoothly and efficiently. Now that I'm in a groove, I think I'll be able to finish this paper tonight—ahead of schedule! If I'm in a groove, I can clean for hours.
2. To become seemingly trapped or stuck in a mundane, non-changing pattern of life, work, and/or personal behavior. In this usage, "stuck" can be used after the conjugated form of "be." I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I'm in a groove. We're stuck in a groove—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up!
See also: groove

be in the groove

1. To be immersed in a particular task and thus working smoothly and efficiently. Now that I'm in the groove, I think I'll be able to finish this paper tonight—ahead of schedule! If I'm in the groove, I can clean for hours.
2. To experience a particularly successful period. Three championship titles in a row? Wow, that team is really in the groove.
See also: groove

get (one's) groove on

slang To dance and enjoy oneself. After such a long week, why don't we go get our groove on at a club tonight?
See also: get, groove, on

in the groove

1. Immersed in a particular task and thus working smoothly and efficiently. Now that I'm in the groove, I think I'll be able to finish this paper tonight—ahead of schedule! If I'm in the groove, I can clean for hours.
2. Experiencing a particularly successful period. Three championship titles in a row? Wow, that team is really in the groove.
See also: groove

stuck in a groove

Seemingly trapped or stuck in a non-changing pattern of life, work, or behavior. Primarily heard in UK. I had so many ambitions when I first graduated from college, but now I feel like I'm stuck in a groove. We're stuck in a groove, Sally—let's move abroad for the summer and shake things up! The touchy relations between the two countries have been stuck in a groove ever since the new president backpedaled on his predecessor's commitments to a new trade deal.
See also: groove, stuck

stone groove

A cool, groovy thing or experience. Finally being able to see my favorite band live in concert will be a stone groove, man.
See also: groove, stone

get in the groove

To be immersed in a particular task and thus working smoothly and efficiently. Now that I've gotten in the groove, I think I'll be able to finish this paper tonight—ahead of schedule! Once I get in the groove, I can clean for hours.
See also: get, groove

groove on (someone or something)

To have a strong interest in someone or something. Those cute guys are looking this way again—I think they're grooving on us! I knew I wanted to study art, but I didn't expect to groove on textile design so much.
See also: groove, on

grooved

slang Happy and content. Being on vacation sure has Tim grooved—he's currently asleep on a blanket in the sand.
See also: groove

grooving

1. slang Dancing. Look at that older couple just grooving in the middle of the dance floor—they're adorable.
2. slang Having a good time. We're just hanging out and grooving—come join us!
See also: groove

groove on someone or something

to show interest in someone or something; to relate to someone or something. Fred was beginning to groove on new age music when he met Phil. Sam is really grooving on Mary.
See also: groove, on

*in the groove

Sl. attuned to something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I was uncomfortable at first, but now I'm beginning to get in the groove. Fred began to get in the groove, and things went more smoothly.
See also: groove

in the groove

Performing very well, excellent; also, in fashion, up-to-date. For example, The band was slowly getting in the groove, or To be in the groove this year you'll have to get a fake fur coat. This idiom originally alluded to running accurately in a channel, or groove. It was taken up by jazz musicians in the 1920s and later began to be used more loosely. A variant, back in the groove, means "returning to one's old self," as in He was very ill but now he's back in the groove. [Slang; mid-1800s]
See also: groove

in the groove

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

in a groove

AMERICAN
COMMON If someone, especially a sports person or team is in the groove, they are performing well. Nick is in the groove, as he showed with seven goals last weekend. Agassi said: `I was in such a groove, I was able to put the ball exactly where I wanted.' Note: This expression may refer to the way the needle fits neatly into the groove on a record.
See also: groove

stuck in a groove

BRITISH
If you are stuck in a groove, you are doing the same things again and again and no longer feel able to change your habits. After a certain age, it's easy to get stuck in a groove with your style.
See also: groove, stuck

in (or into) the groove

1 performing well or confidently, especially in an established pattern. 2 indulging in relaxed and spontaneous enjoyment, especially dancing. informal
A groove is the spiral track cut in a gramophone record that forms the path for the needle. In the groove is first found in the mid 20th century, in the context of jazz, and it gave rise to the adjective groovy , which initially meant ‘playing or able to play jazz or similar music well’.
See also: groove

be (stuck) in a ˈgroove

(British English) be unable to change something that you have been doing the same way for a long time and that has become boring: While other businesses are attracting new customers, this one seems to be stuck in a groove, and has been losing money for the last two years.
See also: groove

get in the groove

in. to become attuned to something. (see also in the groove.) I was uncomfortable at first, but now I’m beginning to get in the groove.
See also: get, groove

groove

n. something pleasant or cool. (see also in the groove.) This day has been a real groove.

groove on someone/something

in. to show interest in someone or something; to relate to someone or something. Fred was beginning to groove on new age music when he met Phil.
See also: groove, on, someone, something

grooved

(gruvd)
mod. pleased. I am so grooved. I’ll just kick back and meditate.
See also: groove

grooving

mod. enjoying; being cool and laid back. Look at those guys grooving in front of the television set.
See also: groove

in the groove

mod. cool; groovy; pleasant and delightful. (see also get in the groove.) Man, is that combo in the groove tonight!
See also: groove

stone groove

n. something really cool; a fine party or concert. This affair is not what I would call a stone groove. Stone beige, maybe.
See also: groove, stone

in the groove

Slang
Performing exceptionally well.
See also: groove

in the groove

Hits the mark; in the popular fashion. This seemingly very modern expression actually dates from the mid-nineteenth century, when it referred to running very accurately within a fixed channel, or groove. In the 1930s the term became jazz slang for performing very well and also gave rise to groovy, for splendid. Then it probably alluded to a phonograph needle running in the groove of a recording. In subsequent decades the term began to die out, although pop singer Madonna recorded “Get into the Groove” in the late 1980s.
See also: groove
References in periodicals archive ?
Comprehensive analytics: The combination of Groove and Highspot gives sales teams granular data to inform decisions and optimize processes.
Two Hundred fifty patients, of both genders, were randomly selected from the Operative Dentistry Department and were examined for the presence or absence of palatogingival groove in their maxillary incisors, both central and lateral.
"These grooves are a distinctive feature of Phobos, and how they formed has been debated by planetary scientists for 40 years," said Ken Ramsley, a planetary science researcher at Brown University who led the work.
B2 and B3 were manufactured with helical grooves and both the screw thread number and the barrel groove thread number were 8.
Cut a strip of paper no wider than the width of the groove bottom and allowing for a tab for grasping.
As a music player, Groove Music was preferred by users who like the app's simple and straightforward design.
A concern exclusive to cast bullet users is the "bulldozing" of bullet lubricant from the area of the lube groove and bearing surface, to the area of the crimp groove during bullet seating.
The dimensionless gas-film thickness H is determined by the groove orientation angle [theta].
But why is groove dependent upon nuance, microtimings, with the prototypical example being jazz drummers' and West-African-derived musics' practice of playing before or behind the beat?
Additionally, Dusty Groove is offering a range of limited-run items: T-shirts, bags, DJ equipment, toys, and novelties (including a whoopee cushion).
To make his own study of the grooves, Rico-Guevara with ethologist Kristiina Hurme coaxed 18 hummingbird species in the wild to sip on camera.
Tampon with Segmened Grooves: Patented is an intravaginal tampon with an outer surface comprising an insertion end, a withdrawal end and a center portion formed between the insertion end and the withdrawal end, the tampon having a longitudinal axis and formed of compressed material; wherein:
The groove made its first identity in dental anatomy text in 1917 and was later described by Zeisz Nuckolin (1949).