- A vacuum cleaner, properly one made by the Hoover company.More example sentences
- With their famous prancing horse insignia and red livery, Ferraris are racing cars in the same way that Hoovers are vacuum cleaners or Rizlas are cigarette papers.
- There's a plastic railway buffet display unit for sandwiches on the worktop, genuine adverts, circa 1962, for Hoovers on the walls, and a Bakelite radio on the windowsill.
- The magazine, aimed at women with advice on lifestyle issues and consumer products ranging from Hoovers to holidays, has existed in the UK since 1922.
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- 1 (hoover) [with object] Clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner: he was hoovering the stairsMore example sentences
- Animals get the star treatment - cows are hoovered clean while attentive stable hands polish every inch of the horses' hooves.
- Marie is the mother of the flat, she's really clean and leaves notes around: ‘Boys, hoover the floor!’
- Someone else hoovers the carpet before you think it needs doing.
- 1.1 (hoover something up) Suck something up with or as if with a vacuum cleaner: hoover up all the dustMore example sentences
- As well as sustaining many sea birds, they are hoovered up by the ton for the animal feed industry and over-fishing is probably involved.
- Well, you hoover them up with a E-Z Catch Harvester!
- The pages may be smaller but there appears to be no reduction in words: the broader columns seem to hoover them up.
- 1.2 (hoover something up) • informal Consume something quickly and eagerly: he hoovered up three slices of cakeMore example sentences
- Kilos of cocaine were hoovered up by the spectacularly famous and indulgent in the 1970s when, as Bob puts it, ‘lines were offered around like cups of coffee.’
- I took in a big batch of chocolate chip cookies for the office, and they were hoovered up with great excitement - then later, I got a huge and beautiful bunch of flowers, and gift vouchers.
- No doubt the Waratahs will be inspired by a 45,000 capacity crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium - tickets were hoovered up when they went on sale last week.
1920s: named after W. H. Hoover (see Hoover, William).
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