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  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹuːmɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -uːmɪŋ

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  1. present participle and gerund of groom

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grooming (usually uncountable, plural groomings)

  1. Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
    I'm sorry, I believe in good grooming.
  2. (biology) The practice of primates picking through the hair of others, looking for insects etc.
  3. The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
  4. Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
  5. The act of gaining the trust of a child or vulnerable person in order to take advantage of or exploit them, especially sexually.
  6. (software engineering) In agile software development, the reviewing and prioritization of items in the development backlog. (Now increasingly termed refinement instead.)

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grooming m (uncountable)

  1. grooming