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1a long, narrow cut or depression, especially one made to guide motion or receive a corresponding ridge. a spiral track cut in a phonograph record, into which the stylus fits. Climbing an indentation where two planes of rock meet at an angle of more than 120°. 2an established routine or habit:his thoughts were slipping into a familiar groove 3 informal a rhythmic pattern in popular or jazz music:the groove laid down by the drummer and bassist is tough and funky
1 [with object] make a groove or grooves in:deep lines grooved her face 2 [no object] informal dance or listen to popular or jazz music, especially that with an insistent rhythm:they were grooving to Motown dated play popular music in an accomplished and stylish manner:the rhythm section grooves in the true Basie manner enjoy oneself:Harley relaxed and began to groove 3 [with object] Baseball
, informal pitch (a ball) in the center of the strike zone.
North American (in the context of other sports) kick or throw (the ball) successfully; score (a goal) with stylish ease:the San Diego kicker grooved the winning field goal