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groom in Occupations topic

groomgroom2 ●○○ verb  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 Tim was being groomed for a managerial position.groom somebody to do something 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 Her hair is always perfectly groomed. 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 animal→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
groomOn the other hand heads have every right to expect staff to be well groomed and reasonably dressed at work.Jiang was groomed as Deng's replacementToning Whoever heard of any of them being groomed by a fashion editor and strapped into toning pinks for a photo call?Bashar has been groomed for power since the death of his brother in 1994.Most people believe he is being groomed for the party leadership.Mrs Adams had groomed her only daughter to be a perfect wife and mother.This preference could not of course be satisfied for all members of the troop at once since baboons groom in couples.The resort has fifteen magnificently groomed ski runs.It is our shared need to groom that unites the world of women.groom somebody to do somethingGraham's son was being groomed to take over the business.