hoover

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'Hoover', 'hoover': /ˈhuːvə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ho̅o̅vər)

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hoover

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. UK: hoovered up the [dust, living room]
  2. UK: (sweep and) hoover the floors
  3. UK: have you hoovered the floor yet?
  4. UK: hoovered [upstairs, downstairs]
  5. UK: hoover every [day, Friday]
  6. UK: spent all [day, morning] hoovering
  7. UK: was hoovering (when the phone rang)
  8. UK: hoover [weekly, daily]
  9. UK: hoover up the [cake, spaghetti]
  10. UK, figurative: the dog hoovered up the [leftovers, crumbs]
n
  1. UK: [an upright, a bagless, a portable] hoover
  2. UK: took the hoover out to [clean, dust]
  3. UK: [store, keep, put] the hoover in (the cupboard)
  4. UK: take the hoover [out, from]
'hoover' also found in these entries:
dam - flat
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