Variant of groove
- a long, narrow furrow or hollow cut in a surface with a tool, as the track cut in a phonograph record for the stylus to follow
- any channel or rut cut or worn in a surface
- a habitual way of doing something; settled routine
- Anat. any narrow furrow, depression, or slit occurring on the surface of an organ, esp. of bone
- Printing the indentation on the bottom of a piece of type
Origin: Middle English grofe from Old Norse grof, a pit and amp; from Middle Dutch groeve, both akin to German grube, a pit, hole, ditch: for Indo-European base see grave
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