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hoover

[hoo-ver] /ˈhu vər/
verb (used with object), (often initial capital letter) Chiefly British
1.
to clean with a vacuum cleaner.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; after the trademark of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer
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British Dictionary definitions for hoovering

Hoover1

/ˈhuːvə/
noun
1.
trademark a type of vacuum cleaner
verb (usually not capital)
2.
to vacuum-clean (a carpet, furniture, etc)
3.
(transitive) often foll by up. to consume or dispose of (something) quickly and completely: he hoovered up his grilled fish

Hoover2

/ˈhuːvə/
noun
1.
Herbert (Clark). 1874–1964, US statesman; 31st president of the US (1929–33). He organized relief for Europe during and after World War I, but as president he lost favour after his failure to alleviate the effects of the Depression
2.
J(ohn) Edgar. 1895–1972, US lawyer: director of the FBI (1924–72). He used new scientific methods to combat crime, including the first fingerprint file
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Word Origin and History for hoovering

Hoover

proprietary name for a make of vacuum cleaner (patented 1927); sometimes used generally for "vacuum cleaner." As a verb, meaning "to vacuum," from 1926, in the company’s advertising.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hoovering

hoover

verb
  1. To eat or drink up, esp greedily: instead of the moussaka and lamb that everyone else was hoovering
  2. To do fellatio or cunnilingus with or to; eat: Will you hoover me immediately, before I pay any attention to you
  3. o elicit information from: a chance to hoover your brains

[1980s+; fr the Hoover2 vacuum cleaner]


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