groom-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: give a neat appearance to, neaten

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] GROOM NP2[patient[animate]]

He fed and groomed the horses that would be used in the battles.
He groomed himself incessantly.

VerbNet: groom-41.1.2
FrameNet: Grooming
PropBank: groom.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 2: prepare, train

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] GROOM NP2[patient]

Dennis Gossard balks at the suggestion he groomed his son to be a
blue-chip quarterback.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1