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  1. groom
    IPA[ɡro͞om]
  2. verb

    • 1. brush and clean the coat of (a horse, dog, or other animal):

      you must be prepared to spend time grooming your dog
      Synonym : curry, brush, comb, rub, rub down
    • 2. (of an animal) clean the fur or skin of:

      their main preoccupation is licking and grooming themselves
    • 3. give a neat and tidy appearance to (someone):

      a beautifully groomed woman
      Synonym : brush, comb, smooth, do, dress, arrange, adjust, put in order, tidy, make tidy, spruce up, smarten up, preen, primp, freshen up, fix
    • 4. look after (a lawn, ski slope, or other surface):

      groom your lawn—keep the grass cut
    • 5. prepare or train (someone) for a particular purpose or activity:

      star pupils who are groomed for higher things
    • 6. (of a pedophile) prepare (a child) for a meeting, especially via an Internet chat room, with the intention of committing a sexual offense.

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: groom, plural noun: grooms

    • v.: verb: groom, 3rd person present: grooms, gerund or present participle: grooming, past tense: groomed, past participle: groomed

    • verb

      brush and clean the coat of (a horse, dog, or other animal):

      (of an animal) clean the fur or skin of (itself or another animal):

    • noun

      a person employed to take care of horses.

      a bridegroom.

    • adjective

      (especially of a person) clean, tidy, and well dressed:
    • adjective

      (especially of a person) clean, tidy, and smart:
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