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groomingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡruː.mɪŋ/

grooming noun [U] (APPEARANCE)

the things that you do to make ​yourappearanceclean and ​neat, for ​examplebrushingyourhair, or the things that you do to ​keep an animal's ​hair or ​furclean and ​neat

grooming noun [U] (SEX)

the ​criminalactivity of ​becomingfriends with a ​child, ​especially over the internet, in ​order to ​try to ​persuade the ​child to have a ​sexualrelationship
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