Groom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡruːm|  American pronunciation of the word groom
Brit.  |ɡruːm|  British pronunciation of the word groom

noun

- a man participant in his own marriage ceremony (syn: bridegroom)
- someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses (syn: hostler, ostler, stableman)
- a man who has recently been married (syn: bridegroom)
- educate for a future role or function (syn: prepare, train)
He is grooming his son to become his successor
- give a neat appearance to (syn: curry, dress)
groom the dogs
- care for one's external appearance
He is always well-groomed

Examples

The horses are being groomed for the competition.

She spent hours grooming herself.

She always seems to be perfectly groomed and neatly dressed.

He is being groomed to take over the company.

He is grooming his son for the directorship of the firm.

She was groomed as our next candidate.

Tim was being groomed for a managerial position.

Clare's been groomed to take her father's place when he retires.

Her hair is always perfectly groomed.

He is grooming his son to become his successor

He is always well-groomed

He made a toast to the bride and groom.

Everyone drank a toast to the bride and groom.

The groom wore a carnation in his buttonhole.

The bride and groom rode in a limousine from the church to the reception hall.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: groom
he/she/it: grooms
present participle: grooming
past tense: groomed
past participle: groomed
noun
singular: groom
plural: grooms
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