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groom

groom

 
pronunciation:
grum
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a man who is about to be or has just been married; bridegroom.
The groom waited nervously until the bride appeared.The bride and groom will spend their honeymoon in Hawaii.
synonyms:
bridegroom
similar words:
husband, newlywed
definition 2: one employed to take care of horses or keep a stable.
The groom entered the stall and patted the horse.
synonyms:
stable hand
similar words:
hostler
definition 3: any of a variety of officers serving the British royal household.
synonyms:
equerry
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: groomed, grooming, grooms
definition 1: to attend to the cleanliness and neatness of.
He groomed himself carefully before the interview.Don't forget to groom your nails.The cat grooms itself by licking its fur.
 
synonyms:
spruce up, tend
similar words:
arrange, brush, preen, tidy
definition 2: to wipe down, brush, and care for (a horse).
She groomed the horse after it had been ridden.
synonyms:
curry
similar words:
brush
definition 3: to prepare for a particular position, promotion, or the like.
He is grooming a successor as leader of the party.
synonyms:
break in, coach, prime, train
similar words:
prepare, ready, school, tutor
derivation: groomer (n.)
Word Builder: groom +
  • grooming:
    care of the skin and hair.
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