An example of to groove is dancing to your favorite song.
Got into the groove of a nine-to-five job.
An athlete getting back into a groove after an injury.
An example of a groove is what the needle of a record player fits in to play a phonography record.
Found his groove playing bass in a trio.
To groove to jazz.
I was just starting to groove to the band, when we had to leave.
- Performing exceptionally well.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of groove
- Middle English groof mining shaft probably from Middle Dutch groeve ditch ghrebh-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English groof, grofe (“mining shart”), from Old English *grōf (“trench, furrow, something dug”), from Proto-Germanic *grōbō (“groove, furrow”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrebh- (“to dig, scrape, bury”). Cognate with Dutch groef, groeve (“groove; pit, grave”), German Grube (“ditch, pit”), Norwegian grov (“brook, riverbed”), Old English grafan (“to dig”). More at grave.