Associations to the word «Hoover»

Wiktionary

HOOVER, proper noun. A vacuum cleaner of the Hoover brand. Alternative form of hoover
HOOVER, proper noun. An American surname​ (shared by several famous people including J Edgar Hoover and Herbert Hoover).
HOOVER, noun. (chiefly UK) A vacuum cleaner (irrespective of brand).
HOOVER, verb. (transitive) (British) To clean (a room, etc) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
HOOVER, verb. (intransitive) (British) To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
HOOVER, verb. (transitive) To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.
HOOVER UP, verb. (transitive) To suck (something) into a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand
HOOVER UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To eat (food) quickly, especially by taking it into the mouth directly from the plate rather than using cutlery.
HOOVER UP, verb. (figuratively) To avidly absorb something as if by a vacuum cleaner.

Dictionary definition

HOOVER, noun. United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932).
HOOVER, noun. United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972).
HOOVER, noun. 31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964).
HOOVER, noun. A kind of vacuum cleaner.
HOOVER, verb. Clean with a vacuum cleaner; "vacuum the carpets".

Wise words

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