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groom in Occupations topic

groomgroom2 ●○○ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [transitive]HBA to clean and brush an animal, especially a horse2 [transitive]PREPARE to prepare someone for an important job or position in society by training them over a long periodgroom somebody for something πŸ”Š Tim was being groomed for a managerial position.groom somebody to do something πŸ”Š Clare’s been groomed to take her father’s place when he retires.3 [transitive]DC to take care of your own appearance by keeping your hair and clothes clean and tidy πŸ”Š Her hair is always perfectly groomed. β†’ well-groomed4 [transitive] to develop a friendship with a child, with the intention of starting a sexual relationship. This is done by adults, and is illegal when the child is younger than 16.5 [intransitive, transitive]HBA if an animal grooms itself or another animal, it cleans its own fur and skin or that of the other animalβ†’ See Verb table
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groomβ€’ On the other hand heads have every right to expect staff to be well groomed and reasonably dressed at work.β€’ Jiang was groomed as Deng's replacementβ€’ Toning Whoever heard of any of them being groomed by a fashion editor and strapped into toning pinks for a photo call?β€’ Bashar has been groomed for power since the death of his brother in 1994.β€’ Most people believe he is being groomed for the party leadership.β€’ Mrs Adams had groomed her only daughter to be a perfect wife and mother.β€’ This preference could not of course be satisfied for all members of the troop at once since baboons groom in couples.β€’ The resort has fifteen magnificently groomed ski runs.β€’ It is our shared need to groom that unites the world of women.groom somebody to do somethingβ€’ Graham's son was being groomed to take over the business.