hoovering

hoover

[hoo-ver]
verb (used with object) (often initial capital letter) Chiefly British.
to clean with a vacuum cleaner.

Origin:
1925–30; after the trademark of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer

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Hoover1 (ˈhuːvə)
 
n
1.  trademark a type of vacuum cleaner
 
vb (often foll by up)
2.  to vacuum-clean (a carpet, furniture, etc)
3.  to consume or dispose of (something) quickly and completely: he hoovered up his grilled fish

Hoover2 (ˈhuːvə)
 
n
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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Hoover
proprietary name for a make of vacuum cleaner (patented 1927); sometimes used generally for "vacuum cleaner."
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hoover definition


  1. tv.
    to perform oral sex on the penis. (Usually objectionable. From the name of the vacuum cleaner manufacturer, in reference to suction. See also ahoovering.) : She hoovered him twice and then left.
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hoovering definition


  1. n.
    an abortion. (From the suction used, referring to the vacuum cleaner.) : She said she thought a hoovering would make things right.
  2. n.
    an act of sucking up to someone. (See also suck up to (so).) : More of your hoovering! You are a sycophantic pain in the butt!
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