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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Dutch
Origin: groeve

groove

noun
     
groove [countable]
1 a thin line cut into a hard surface:
The bolt slid easily into the groove.
a shallow groove cut into the cliff
2

be stuck in a groove

to do something in the same way for a long time so that it becomes boring:
Our product range was stuck in a groove.
3 informal the beat of a piece of popular music:
a hypnotic dub groove

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