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groom

verb  us   /ɡrum, ɡrʊm/

groom verb (MAKE READY)

[I/T] to make yourself ready to be seen; put in order: [T] The girls groomed their hair. [I] He’s gone upstairs to finish grooming. [T] They’re grooming the ski runs at Snow Basin (= preparing them for use).

groom verb (PREPARE)

[T] to prepare someone for a special job or activity: The record company groomed performers to fit the music’s image.

groom verb (CLEAN)

[T] to clean an animal, often by brushing its fur: I’ve groomed horses for years.

groom

noun [C]  us   /ɡrum, ɡrʊm/

groom noun [C] (MAN)

(also bridegroom) a man who is about to get married or just got married: The bride and groom were posing for pictures.

groom noun [C] (CLEAN)

a person whose job is to take care of and clean horses
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