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  1. N-COUNT A groove is a deep line cut into a surface.

  2. N-COUNT: usu supp N In popular music, a groove is a rhythm. [INFORMAL]

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gru͟ːvA groove is a deep line cut into a surface.Examples

Prior to assembly, grooves were made in the shelf, base and sides to accommodate the back panel.

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)grooving
Past Participle (Participle II)grooved
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I groovewe groove
you grooveyou groove
he/she/it groovesthey groove
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am groovingwe are grooving
you are groovingyou are grooving
he/she/it is groovingthey are grooving
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have groovedwe have grooved
you have groovedyou have grooved
he/she/it has groovedthey have grooved
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been groovingwe have been grooving
you have been groovingyou have been grooving
he/she/it has been groovingthey have been grooving
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I groovedwe grooved
you groovedyou grooved
he/she/it groovedthey grooved
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was groovingwe were grooving
you were groovingyou were grooving
he/she/it was groovingthey were grooving
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had groovedwe had grooved
you had groovedyou had grooved
he/she/it had groovedthey had grooved
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been groovingwe had been grooving
you had been groovingyou had been grooving
he/she/it had been groovingthey had been grooving
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will groovewe shall/will groove
you will grooveyou will groove
he/she/it will groovethey will groove
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be groovingwe shall/will be grooving
you will be groovingyou will be grooving
he/she/it will be groovingthey will be grooving
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have groovedwe shall/will have grooved
you will have groovedyou will have grooved
he/she/it will have groovedthey will have grooved
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been groovingwe shall/will have been grooving
you will have been groovingyou will have been grooving
he/she/it will have been groovingthey will have been grooving
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would groovewe should/would groove
you would grooveyou would groove
he/she/it would groovethey would groove
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be groovingwe should/would be grooving
you would be groovingyou would be grooving
he/she/it would be groovingthey would be grooving
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have groovedwe should/would have grooved
you would have groovedyou would have grooved
he/she/it would have groovedthey would have grooved
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been groovingwe should/would have been grooving
you would have been groovingyou would have been grooving
he/she/it would have been groovingthey would have been grooving
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am groovedwe are grooved
you are groovedyou are grooved
he/she/it is groovedthey are grooved
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being groovedwe are being grooved
you are being groovedyou are being grooved
he/she/it is being groovedthey are being grooved
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been groovedwe have been grooved
you have been groovedyou have been grooved
he/she/it has been groovedthey have been grooved
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was groovedwe were grooved
you were groovedyou were grooved
he/she/it was groovedthey were grooved
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being groovedwe were being grooved
you were being groovedyou were being grooved
he/she/it was being groovedthey were being grooved
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been groovedwe had been grooved
you had been groovedyou had been grooved
he/she/it had been groovedthey had been grooved
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be groovedwe shall/will be grooved
you will be groovedyou will be grooved
he/she/it will be groovedthey will be grooved
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been groovedwe shall/will have been grooved
you will have been groovedyou will have been grooved
he/she/it will have been groovedthey will have been grooved


Common casegroovegrooves
Possessive casegroove'sgrooves'