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verb group pronunciation in British English /ɡruːp/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlegrouping
past tensegrouped
past participlegrouped
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  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] to put people or things into groups, especially groups in which the members are similar in some way
    We were told to group the ideas under four headings.
    group someone/something according to something: The students are grouped according to ability.
    group someone/something into something: The topics have been grouped into broad categories.
    group someone/something together: All the cleaning services will be grouped together for convenience.
  2. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] to be arranged in one or more groups, so that everything in each group is together in a place
    group something around/along/on etc: The new buildings will be grouped around a large courtyard.
  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to get into one or more groups
    Can you group yourselves into threes?
    group together: I want everyone to group together over here.


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