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verb group pronunciation in British English /ɡruːp/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theygroup
he/she/itgroups
present participlegrouping
past tensegrouped
past participlegrouped
  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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