grooming


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Groom \Groom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groomed; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Grooming.]
   To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

grooming \grooming\ n.
   1. Preparing a person for a position requiring skilled
      behavior, especially by providing opposrtunity for
      practise and guidance in making the right decisions; as,
      to provide grooming for one's successor as president.
      [WordNet sense 1]

   Syn: training, preparation.
        [WordNet 1.5]

   2. The activity of getting dressed, washed and generally of
      neat appearance. [WordNet sense 2]

   Syn: dressing.
        [WordNet 1.5]

   3. The activity of cleaning oneself or others by removing
      lice, ticks, dirt, etc. from the fur; -- of animals.
      [PJC]
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