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English definition of “Hoover”


noun [C]     /ˈhuː.vər/ US  /-vɚ/ UK trademark
a vacuum nounEquipment used for cleaning hoover     verb [I or T] UK He was busy hoovering the bedroom carpet when I got home.Cleaning and tidying places and things hoovering     /-vər.ɪŋ/ US  /-vɚ.ɪŋ/ noun [U] Could you do the hoovering?Cleaning generallyPersonal hygiene and appearance - general words
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