from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun February 2, on which according to popular legend the groundhog emerges from its burrow, prompting the prediction of an early spring if it does not see its shadow or six more weeks of winter if it does.
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- noun An annual festival held in
Canadaand the USAon February2 in which the arrival time of the springseason is predicted by whether or not a certain groundhogcan see its shadowor not.
- proper noun informal A situation in which undesirable events appear to be repeating themselves in a cyclical fashion.
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- noun if the ground hog emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter
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This was just like Groundhog Day, with Goldblum dying in the same way again and again, every morning at approximately 4: 30 a.m.
By the by, Groundhog Day is Tuesday ... given our forecast for snow, the groundhog may not see his shadow.
Trouble is, it's Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, and we're Bill Murray.