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Definition of 'groom'


  1. a man participant in his own marriage ceremony
       Synonyms: bridegroom
  2. someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
       Synonyms: stableman stableboy hostler ostler
  3. a man who has recently been married
       Synonyms: bridegroom


  1. prepare (someone) for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was prepared to become King one day"; "They trained him to be a warrior"
       Synonyms: prepare train
  2. give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
       Synonyms: dress curry
  3. care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
       Synonyms: neaten

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