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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of groom.
  • v. having a neat and clean appearance; well cared-for

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. neat and smart in appearance; well cared for


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  • I am happy to carve gentle giant-slalom turns in groomed snow on intermediate trails. - No. 10: Downhill skiing at 80-90 mph

  • It was obvious that the child brides were part of a lifestyle that was being imposed on all of the children, and that not only were the girls at risk of rape, but the boys were also at risk, for they were being groomed to perpetuate the situation - groomed, that is, to be law-breakers.

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  • It's a dangerous, dramatic story, told with sombre reticence from the point of view of an inarticulate character no more able to analyse the forces that manipulate him than the clever 16-year-old boy (in "The Pearl Fishers"), at an Irish Catholic school in the 60s, being "groomed" by the priests in ways he hardly understands.

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  • Obomba was spotted while in college by none other than Zbiiignew Brzinski, who took him under his wing, and he was 'groomed' for high office.

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  • Who says someone has to be "groomed" to be pres by serving a long time in Washington?

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  • The "Channel project"... asks teachers, parents and other community figures to be vigilant for signs that may indicate an attraction to extreme views or susceptibility to being "groomed" by radicalisers....

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  • Research indicates others may legitimately be driven to it by abuse, and rumor is that others may be 'groomed' and taught by members of the gay community.

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  • They also make me think about how intensive the work of keeping them "groomed" must be.

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  • He has also taken on the task of national spokesman and sources say he's been "groomed" to play a leading role in IFP politics.

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  • When Indira Gandhi came to power — she was said to be "groomed" for it by her long and close relationship with her father — the people, with the new technology within their grasp, began pressing for faster progress and chafing at the restrictions placed upon their new ambitions by the rigid bureaucratic system devised to control all development through a central power.

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  • acicalarse. People can be groomed for a Job.

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