hoo|ver «HOO vuhr», noun, verb. British.
a vacuum cleaner.
–transitive verb, intransitive verb.
to clean with a vacuum cleaner.
–transitive verb.
1. to gather or take in as if sucking up with a vacuum cleaner: »

The project hoovered up enough data to keep analysts busy for years.

2. to devour hungrily: »

hoovering down hot dogs; hoover up all the best hors d'oeuvres.

[< Hoover, a trademark for a vacuum cleaner]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hoo|ver|ism — «HOO vuh rihz uhm», noun. the practice of being economical in the use of food or other commodities. ╂[< Herbert Hoover, from 1917 to 1919 head of the United States Food Administration, where he reduced domestic consumption of scarce foods +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoo|ver|ize — «HOO vuh ryz», verb, ized, iz|ing. Informal. –v.t. to use economically, as food; economize. –v.i. to be economical or sparing in the use of food or other commodities; practice economy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hoo|ver|ville — «HOO vuhr vihl», noun. U.S. a group of makeshift dwellings where unemployed workers lived during the depression of the 1930 s. ╂[Herbert Hoover + ville (as in Nashville, etc.)] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ver — ace·to·ver·a·trone; ad·ver·sar·ia; ad·ver·sa·tive; ad·ver·si·ty; ad·ver·sive; ad·ver·tis·a·ble; ad·ver·tise; ad·ver·tise·ment; ad·ver·tis·er; ai·ver; al·ka·ver·vir; all o·ver·ish; am·bi·ver·sion; an·do·ver; an·i·mad·ver·sion; an·ni·ver·sa·ry;… …   English syllables

  • hoover — hoo·ver …   English syllables

  • Hoover sign — Hoo·ver sign (hooґvər) [Charles Franklin Hoover, American physician, 1865–1927] see under sign …   Medical dictionary

  • Hoover,Herbert Clark — Hoo·ver (ho͞oʹvər), Herbert Clark. 1874 1964. The 31st President of the United States (1929 1933). After the stock market crash of 1929 he was unwilling to finance employment through federal intervention and lost the presidency to Franklin D.… …   Universalium

  • Hoover — Hoo|ver [ˈhu:və US ər] n trademark BrE a ↑vacuum cleaner Hoover 2 Hoover, Herbert (1874 1964) a US politician in the ↑Republican Party who was the President of the US from 1929 to 1933, during the first years of the great depression, when many US …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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