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"groom" in British English

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groomverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡruːm/

groomnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡruːm/
(Definition of groom from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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groomverb

 us   /ɡrum, ɡrʊm/
  • groom verb (MAKE READY)

[I/T] to make yourself ​ready to be ​seen; put in ​order: [T] The ​girls groomed ​theirhair. [I] He’s gone ​upstairs to ​finish grooming. [T] They’re grooming the ​skiruns at Snow Basin (= ​preparing them for use).
  • groom verb (PREPARE)

[T] to ​prepare someone for a ​specialjob or ​activity: The ​recordcompany groomed performers to ​fit the music’s ​image.
  • groom verb (CLEAN)

[T] to ​clean an ​animal, often by ​brushingitsfur: I’ve groomed ​horses for ​years.

groomnoun [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 ​cleanhorses
(Definition of groom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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