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10 / 12 / 2004

GROOVE-2: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we continue with Eva's question about the word groove. Yesterday we looked at groove (noun) and groovy (adjective) and today we will look at groove as a verb and in a couple of expressions. MEANING 4 To Groove (verb-colloquial): to dance; to be very fashionable or cool. Nowadays, you can also hear the verb to rock used in the same way. Example 4 Look at John Travolta groove. He has the best moves on the dance floor. Example 4.1 Sandra really grooves. She always has new ideas and she's so fun to be with. Sandra really rocks. She always has new ideas and she's so fun to be with. MEANING 5 To be in the Groove (colloquial expression): to be fashionable, modern or cool. Example 5 These days, it's difficult to be in the groove because popular culture changes so quickly. MEANING 6 To be in a Groove (colloquial expression): to begin to perform very well, especially in music and sports. Example 6 Barça was really in a groove until yesterday's match, when they lost 0-2. Of course, in rock-n-roll, the performance can sometimes refer to sexual performance. Example 6.1 Madonna sang get into the groove if you want to prove your love to me. MEANING 7 To be in a Groove (expression): to be stuck (metido-atrapado) in a routine. Example 7 I'm really in a groove at work. I don't feel that I'm growing intellectually or learning new things. As you can see, Eva was right. Groove is indeed used to mean estar en la onda, but it has many other meanings. I hope we've answered your question satisfactorily, Eva. If you have any questions about this word, please don't hesitate to contact me. Have a great day and a groovy weekend!