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Groove vs. Trough

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Groovenoun

A long, narrow channel or depression; e.g., such a slot cut into a hard material to provide a location for an engineering component, a tyre groove, or a geological channel or depression.

Troughnoun

A long, narrow container, open on top, for feeding or watering animals.

‘One of Hank's chores was to slop the pigs' trough each morning and evening.’;

Groovenoun

A fixed routine.

Troughnoun

Any similarly shaped container.

Groovenoun

The middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit.

Troughnoun

A rectangular container used for washing or rinsing clothes.

‘Ernest threw his paint brushes into a kind of trough he had fashioned from sheet metal that he kept in the sink.’;

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Groovenoun

A pronounced, enjoyable rhythm.

Troughnoun

A short, narrow canal designed to hold water until it drains or evaporates.

‘There was a small trough that the sump pump emptied into; it was filled with mosquito larvae.’;

Groovenoun

(mining) A shaft or excavation.

Troughnoun

(Canada) A gutter under the eaves of a building; an eaves trough.

‘The troughs were filled with leaves and needed clearing.’;

Grooveverb

(transitive) To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.

Troughnoun

A channel for conveying water or other farm liquids (such as milk) from place to place by gravity; any ‘U’ or ‘V’ cross-sectioned irrigation channel.

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Grooveverb

(intransitive) To perform, dance to, or enjoy rhythmic music.

‘I was just starting to groove to the band when we had to leave.’;

Troughnoun

A long, narrow depression between waves or ridges; the low portion of a wave cycle.

‘The buoy bobbed between the crests and troughs of the waves moving across the bay.’; ‘The neurologist pointed to a troubling trough in the pattern of his brain-waves.’;

Groovenoun

A furrow, channel, or long hollow, such as may be formed by cutting, molding, grinding, the wearing force of flowing water, or constant travel; a depressed way; a worn path; a rut.

Troughnoun

(meteorology) A linear atmospheric depression associated with a weather front.

Groovenoun

Hence: The habitual course of life, work, or affairs; fixed routine.

‘The gregarious trifling of life in the social groove.’;

Troughverb

To eat in a vulgar style, as if from a trough.

‘he troughed his way through three meat pies.’;

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Groovenoun

A shaft or excavation.

Troughnoun

A long, hollow vessel, generally for holding water or other liquid, especially one formed by excavating a log longitudinally on one side; a long tray; also, a wooden channel for conveying water, as to a mill wheel.

Grooveverb

To cut a groove or channel in; to form into channels or grooves; to furrow.

Troughnoun

Any channel, receptacle, or depression, of a long and narrow shape; as, trough between two ridges, etc.

Groovenoun

a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

Troughnoun

The transverse section of a cyclonic area where the barometric pressure, neither rising nor falling, has reached its lowest point.

Groovenoun

a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape;

‘they fell into a conversational rut’;

Troughnoun

a narrow depression (as in the earth or between ocean waves or in the ocean bed)

Groovenoun

(anatomy) any furrow or channel on a bodily structure or part

Troughnoun

a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater

Grooveverb

make a groove in, or provide with a groove;

‘groove a vinyl record’;

Troughnoun

a concave shape with an open top

Grooveverb

hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove;

‘furrow soil’;

Troughnoun

a treasury for government funds

Troughnoun

a long narrow shallow receptacle

Troughnoun

a container (usually in a barn or stable) from which cattle or horses feed

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