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Definition of group verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they group
    he / she / it groups
    past simple grouped
    -ing form grouping
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to gather into a group; to make someone or something form a group group somebody/something/yourself (around somebody/something) The children grouped themselves around their teacher. Most of the houses were grouped around the church. group around somebody/something We all grouped around the tree for a photograph. group (somebody/something) together The colleges grouped together to offer a wider range of courses.
  2. 2[transitive] group somebody/something (together) to divide people or things into groups of people or things that are similar in some way The books are grouped together by subject. Contestants were grouped according to age and ability.
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