in the groove

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1. A long narrow furrow or channel.
2. The spiral track cut into a phonograph record for the stylus to follow.
3. Slang A settled routine: got into the groove of a nine-to-five job.
4. Slang A situation or an activity that one enjoys or to which one is especially well suited: found his groove playing bass in a trio.
5. Slang A very pleasurable experience.
v. grooved, groov·ing, grooves
1. To cut a groove or grooves in.
2. Baseball To throw (a pitch) over the middle of home plate, where it is likely to be hit.
v.intr. Slang
a. To take great pleasure or satisfaction; enjoy oneself: just sitting around, grooving on the music.
b. To be affected with pleasurable excitement.
2. To react or interact harmoniously.
in the groove Slang
Performing exceptionally well.

[Middle English groof, mining shaft, probably from Middle Dutch groeve, ditch; see ghrebh- in Indo-European roots.]
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in the groove

- An allusion to the reproduction of music by a needle on a gramophone record.
See also related terms for needle.
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He carried in his coat pocket a shallow box with grooves in it, and in the grooves strips of glass five inches long and three inches wide.
Find this by measuring the receiver width and then subtracting that from the total thickness of the receiver width with the pin in the groove.
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of palato gingival groove in maxillary lateral incisors, and prevalence of caries in the groove.