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grooming

noun [U] uk   /ˈɡruː.mɪŋ/ us  

grooming noun [U] (TIDYING)

the things that you do to make your appearance tidy and pleasant, for example brushing your hair, or the things that you do to keep an animal's hair or fur clean and tidy

grooming noun [U] (SEX)

the criminal activity of becoming friends with a child, especially over the internet, in order to try to persuade the child to have a sexual relationship with you
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