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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?
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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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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.
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*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

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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.
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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, 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.
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in the groove

Slang
Performing exceptionally well.
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If the belt bottoms out on a pulley, the grooves are too worn and the pulley should be replaced,
The helical grooves provide low and consistent installation forces, as compared to common solid pins.
While a speed hump extends across the full width of a street, a speed lump is broken into sections, with grooves that align with the wheels of fire trucks, enabling them to sail gently over the slopes.
The patented solution of the activated grooved feed section enables one to change the number of grooves, taper angle and, connected with it, groove depth.
When classifying lip prints, experts divide distinguishing labial wrinkles and grooves of the lips into two categories--simple and compound.
Harold Swash, known as the European putting doctor, introduced the innovative theory of concentric grooves in 1995.
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The axial grooves are said to improve mixing, raise output, and allow material to run at lower temperatures.
By adding grooves to the surface of a common oil-skimming device, researchers recovered up to three times as much oil as they did with smooth-surfaced devices.