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hoover

1

[ hoo-ver ]

verb (used with object)

, (often initial capital letter)
  1. to clean with a vacuum cleaner.


Hoover

2

[ hoo-ver ]

noun

  1. Herbert (Clark), 1874–1964, 31st president of the U.S. 1929–33.
  2. J(ohn) Edgar, 1895–1972, U.S. government official: director of the FBI 1924–72.
  3. Lou Henry, 1874–1944, U.S. First Lady 1929–33 (wife of Herbert Hoover).
  4. a town in N central Alabama.

Hoover

1

/ ˈhuːvə /

noun

  1. a type of vacuum cleaner


verb

  1. to vacuum-clean (a carpet, furniture, etc)
  2. troften foll byup to consume or dispose of (something) quickly and completely

    he hoovered up his grilled fish

Hoover

2

/ ˈhuːvə /

noun

  1. HooverHerbert (Clark)18741964MUSPOLITICS: statesmanPOLITICS: head of state Herbert ( Clark ). 1874–1964, US statesman; 31st president of the US (1929–33). He organized relief for Europe during and after World War I, but as president he lost favour after his failure to alleviate the effects of the Depression
  2. HooverJ(ohn) Edgar18951972MUSLAW: lawyerPOLITICS: public servant J ( ohn ) Edgar. 1895–1972, US lawyer: director of the FBI (1924–72). He used new scientific methods to combat crime, including the first fingerprint file
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Word History and Origins

Origin of hoover1

First recorded in 1925–30; after the trademark of a vacuum cleaner manufacturer
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Example Sentences

A few months later, Hoover would call King “the most notorious liar in the country.”

Here, the nostrils don’t expand, but rather the elephant breathes in deeply to hoover up the food.

It’s no longer enough to have swagger on Twitter and LinkedIn and brag about ROAS since companies like Facebook will no longer be able to hoover up the customer data they have in the past.

From Digiday

Hoover, 25, lived in the neighborhood when she was an infant and grew up in Kansas City.

Hoover hasn’t crunched the numbers for the Super Bowl spot, but The Martin Agency executive team has noticed at least a 20% increase in budgets in light of the pandemic.

From Digiday

We live in a world where a J. Edgar Hoover biopic got made before a Martin Luther King Jr. one.

Such was the corrosive paranoia of the time, fueled by McCarthy and abetted by Hoover.

The world in which a J. Edgar Hoover movie exists before an MLK movie is utterly bizarre to me.

Two years later, Kansas helped oust Curtis—and Hoover—by voting for Franklin Roosevelt and re-electing McGill.

Later, the White House passed from McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt to Taft, and then from Harding to Coolidge to Hoover.

Men of the stamp of Herbert Hoover have demonstrated the very great need for men of scientific training in public affairs.

The first problem young Hoover had to solve at college, however, was the way of meeting his living expenses.

The first thing you think about Hoover, said a man who knew him in college, is that he is a free soul and feels himself free.

Well, replied Mr. Hoover, with some hesitation, you see it wasnt a particularly easy job.

I have managed to get all these things, Hoover interposed, and am now through with them all except the steamers.

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