Two years ago, I asked whether GM had gotten its groove back.
Post-water break, Rubio managed to get into a groove and ease on in for a smooth-jazz finish.
Very rarely I'll hit a groove and finish early—go for a long walk in the afternoon, or even blow myself to a movie.
Former Ms. magazine editor Elaine Lafferty on how white guys lost their groove.
When he gets in a groove, Stone can sound a bit starry-eyed.
Then his fingers felt a groove and his mind created the image to match it.
Town life is very distracting, if you once get into the groove.
The final operation is that of finishing the bore by tool J and cutting a groove in the outside of the hub by the bent tool K.
The Englishman, on the other hand, is the hardest man to pull out of a groove.
By inverting the gauge and running the brad head along the bottom of the groove, the depth could be gauged accurately.
c.1400, "cave, mine, pit" (late 13c. in place names), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse grod "pit," or from Middle Dutch groeve "furrow, ditch," both from Proto-Germanic *grobo (cf. Old Norse grof "brook, river bed," Old High German gruoba "ditch," Gothic groba "pit, cave," Old English græf "ditch"), related to grave (n.). Sense of "long, narrow channel or furrow" is 1650s. Meaning "spiral cut in a phonograph record" is from 1902. Figurative sense of "routine" is from 1842, often deprecatory at first, "a rut."
1680s, "make a groove," from groove (n.). Slang sense is from late 1930s. Related: Grooved; grooving.
A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.
[fr the sense that a musician is in a definite and exciting track, has hit a perfect stride, when playing well, esp a solo; perhaps influenced by the grooves of a phonograph record]