Meaning of “groom” in the English Dictionary

"groom" in British English

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groomverb [ T ]

uk /ɡruːm/ /ɡrʊm/ us /ɡruːm/ /ɡrʊm/

groomnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡruːm/ /ɡrʊm/ us /ɡruːm/ /ɡrʊm/

(Definition of “groom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"groom" in American English

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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.

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 clean horses

(Definition of “groom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)