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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!
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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.
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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.
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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

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.
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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]
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in the groove

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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.
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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.
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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’.
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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.
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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.
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grooving

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

mod. cool; groovy; pleasant and delightful. (see also get in the groove.) Man, is that combo in the groove tonight!
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
It is observed that the maximum pressure produced by each groove could be found near the right side of the groove along the X direction and is greatly affected by the orientation angle.
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?
The prognosis of pulpal disease and/or periapical inflammation in the presence of palatogingival groove is not very favourable and depends on the extension, depth and its relation to the pulp cavity.
Environment of China's Curtain Wall Groove Embedded Parts Industry
Later Lee et al formulated the term "groove" when presenting a case report concerning palatal grooves in maxillary laterals.
This routine is easy to write and helps when producing wide groove features that require multiple passes.
The design achieves a relatively fast and simple change of the number of grooves and a continuous adjustment of groove taper angle during the extrusion process.
Groove runs as a separate program that is always on in the background.
Experts cannot categorize a lip print as a single type, since combinations of groove types exist in nearly all cases.
Limited Tenders are invited for 1)Cnc Boring Tool Lh Size :- Width 6 Mm X 20 X 32 ,Length=280 Mm For Groove Machining.
1) Low in 1946 was the first to describe a groove in the lateral wall of the orbit.
One such defect is palatoradicular groove which is seen in the central fossa of maxillary incisors that extends apically on to the root.
97% of teeth with the groove experienced bleeding on probing compare to only 78% of teeth without the groove.
The article includes a compressed groove provided on a body-side surface of a sanitary napkin and includes a pair of lateral groove segments extending substantially in the longitudinal direction symmetrically about a longitudinal center line and a pair of rear groove segments converging rearward from respective rear ends of the pair of lateral groove segments so that the compressed groove as a whole presents an elongated shape which is angular rearward.