vacuum

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈvækjʊəm/, /ˈvækjʊm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈvækjum, -jəm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(vakyo̅o̅m, -yo̅o̅ əm, -yəm)


Inflections of 'vacuum' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
vacuums
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
vacua
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Rare)
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vacuum

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. vacuum the [rug, carpet, living room, bedroom]
  2. vacuum [the room, it] to [clean, remove]
  3. vacuum [dirt, crumbs, hairs]
  4. vacuum [dirt] [up, away]
  5. vacuum (up) [dirt]
  6. vacuum out [the car, your room]
  7. vacuum [the car] out
  8. vacuum-pack [fish, meat, food]
  9. [need to, should] vacuum (soon)
n as adj
  1. use a vacuum cleaner
  2. is afraid of the vacuum cleaner
  3. replace the vacuum bag
  4. a vacuum pump
  5. in a vacuum chamber
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