nounTrademark ; British
A vacuum cleaner, properly one made by the Hoover company.vacuum cleaner
1(also hoover)with object Clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner.
brush, clean, scrub, wipe, mop, dust, scour, scrape, rake, buff
- ‘he was hoovering the stairs’
- 1.1hoover something upSuck something up with or as if with a vacuum cleaner.
- ‘hoover up all the dust’
- 1.2hoover something up informal Consume something quickly and eagerly.
- ‘he hoovered up three slices of cake’
1920s named after W. H. Hoover (see Hoover, William).
A US city in north central Alabama, south of Birmingham; population 71,020 (est. 2008).
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