from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of groom.
- n. Care for one's personal appearance, hygiene, and clothing.
- n. The act of teaching someone, often for advancement at work.
- n. Caring for horses or other animals by brushing and cleaning them.
- n. The act of attempting to gain the trust of a minor with the intention of having a sexual relationship with him or her.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Preparing a person for a position requiring skilled behavior, especially by providing opposrtunity for practise and guidance in making the right decisions.
- n. The activity of getting dressed, washed and generally of neat appearance.
- n. The activity of cleaning oneself or others by removing lice, ticks, dirt, etc. from the fur; -- of animals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. activity leading to skilled behavior
- n. the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
Sorry, no etymologies found.
It ` s sort of what they call grooming in the pedophile industry, isn ` t it?
Which means that just his regular maintenance grooming is not cutting it currently.
As a bonding activity, this grooming is reciprocal, founded on mutuality (which is to say, an exhibition of care constitutes an elicitation of a reciprocal exhibition of care).
“What we were starting to see was a similarity in grooming that goes on in paedophilia and grooming that goes on in extremism,” said the anti-terror source.
Pace is expected to be ready to start the season, but it might be time to begin grooming his replacement.
May 28, 2007 at 1: 02 pm don't be such a big baby! guys go on all the time about women and their body hair and preference for the lack of. please grooming is not for just the neck up for either gender.
Or whatever other odd feature makes them itch for an upgrade in grooming techniques.
Then Buffalo traded Bledsoe to Dallas because he believed he should still be a starter, and wasn't interested in grooming J.P. Losman.
Does this speak poorly of the managers whose teams won the World Series after they left, or were they a year late in grooming their teams for success?
That is that the people who reported the word grooming used against Mr Green's name were ... himself and the Tories.