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groom

noun A man newly married, or about to be.

verb To prepare a person for a particular job or role.
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Don't wait here out o' compliment to me,' said Sam, as the groom wheeled in the barrow, and prepared to shut the gate.
I'd knock your head off for half-a-crown,' said the surly groom, bolting one half of the gate.
In reply to this, the groom waxing very wroth, muttered a desire to damage somebody's person; but disappeared without carrying it into execution, slamming the door angrily after him, and wholly unheeding Sam's affectionate request, that he would leave him a lock of his hair before he went.
Sam was sitting with his eyes fixed upon the dust-heap outside the next gate to that by which the groom had disappeared, profoundly turning over in his mind the difficulties of his present undertaking, when the gate opened, and a female servant came out into the lane to shake some bedside carpets.
said Mary, pointing to the garden door which the sulky groom had locked after him.
Many were the colloquies into which Sam entered with grooms who were airing horses on roads, and nursemaids who were airing children in lanes; but nothing could Sam elicit from either the first-mentioned or the last, which bore the slightest reference to the object of his artfully-prosecuted inquiries.
Whatever your dog's coat, it's good to have a short groom every day.
Summary: Banda (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 20 (ANI): The father of a bride has allegedly attempted suicide by hanging himself after the groom cancelled the marriage over dowry.
During the raid, police personnel arrested the teenage girl's father and the groom from the spot.
Having been bullied in two yards as a groom when I was young, I am aware of how damaging this type of working environment can be and what effect it can have on you.
The bride called for the divorce after the groom suddenly began making demands for a new motorbike from the bride's family and disrespected her father, Gulf News reported.
Patna: A Muslim girl from the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand handed out instant divorce to her greedy groom minutes after their marriage was solemnised in the presence of guests.