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hoover

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning
hooverhoover verb [intransitive, transitive] British English 🔊 🔊 DHCto clean a floor, carpet etc using a vacuum cleaner (=a machine that sucks up dirt) syn vacuum
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hooverShe hoovered and swept, sprayed mirrors and wiped, dusted wood and washed walls.This would involve staying behind after office hours to empty some bins and hoover around a bit.Carpets that were hoovered every day are now shampooed regularly as well.A life of serious touring is exchanged for less glamorous travel: moved once a week when mum hoovers the bedroom.Geraldine hoovered the living room and watered her plants.You forgot to hoover the lounge before you went out this morning?I could hoover this one twenty times a day.She has, she says, just buried her husband and is hoovering up booze at the bar.
Related topics: Cleaning
HooverHoo·ver /ˈhuːvə $ -ər/ noun [countable] trademark British English 🔊 🔊 DHCa vacuum cleaner
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HooverThe best-selling model in the current Hoover range is not included, even though it would seem a classic example of successful design.Goldstar ER350ME and ER535ME; Hoover H6312.J Ed; gar Hoover lied about almost every episode in his career.President Herbert Hoover practiced it during his administration.It is also an account of hypocrisy. Hoover, who persecuted homosexuals, was himself homosexual.The package of assistance offered to Cambuslang was a critical element in convincing the Hoover management to support the Glasgow operation.Mind you, I dusts and polishes around and runs the Hoover over the carpet.
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hoover
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhoover
he, she, ithoovers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhoovered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave hoovered
he, she, ithas hoovered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad hoovered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hoover
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have hoovered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam hoovering
he, she, itis hoovering
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you, we, theyare hoovering
Past
I, he, she, itwas hoovering
you, we, theywere hoovering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been hoovering
he, she, ithas been hoovering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been hoovering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be hoovering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been hoovering
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