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 for grooming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Groom \Groom\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groomed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To tend or care for, or to curry or clean, as a, horse.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  grooming \grooming\ n.
     1. Preparing a person for a position requiring skilled
        behavior, especially by providing opposrtunity for
        practise and guidance in making the right decisions; as,
        to provide grooming for one's successor as president.
        [WordNet sense 1]
     Syn: training, preparation.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. The activity of getting dressed, washed and generally of
        neat appearance. [WordNet sense 2]
     Syn: dressing.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. The activity of cleaning oneself or others by removing
        lice, ticks, dirt, etc. from the fur; -- of animals.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: activity leading to skilled behavior [syn: training,
           preparation, grooming]
      2: the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes [syn:
         dressing, grooming]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "grooming":
     apprenticeship, basic training, breaking, breeding, conditioning,
     cultivation, development, discipline, drill, drilling, exercise,
     fetching-up, fostering, housebreaking, improvement,
     in-service training, manual training, military training, nurture,
     nurturing, on-the-job training, practice, preparation, raising,
     readying, rearing, rehearsal, sloyd, training, upbringing,
     vocational education, vocational training

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