verb (used with object) (often initial capital letter) Chiefly British.
Origin of hoover
Related Words for hooverfeed, inhale, absorb, ingest, devour, guzzle, swallow, exhaust, ravage, gobble, destroy, eat, mow, gulp, snack, swill, punish, nibble, down, wolf
Examples from the Web for hoover
Contemporary Examples of hoover
Such was the corrosive paranoia of the time, fueled by McCarthy and abetted by Hoover.I Saw Nuclear Armageddon Sitting on My Desk
November 10, 2014
Two years later, Kansas helped oust Curtis—and Hoover—by voting for Franklin Roosevelt and re-electing McGill.A Loss by Pat Roberts in Kansas? Actually, Not So Bizarre
October 3, 2014
Later, the White House passed from McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt to Taft, and then from Harding to Coolidge to Hoover.Political Mythbusting: Third Term’s the Charm
August 24, 2014
Voters went against him even despite Democratic attempts to portray Hoover as a supporter of racial equality.How Religion Turned Texas Red
August 20, 2014
We have now passed the worst,” declared President Hoover, “and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover.John O’Hara’s Mean, Lean Debut Novel Never Gives In to Despair
April 30, 2014
Historical Examples of hoover
This brings us to Hoover's connection with the relief of Belgium.
Hoover had realized from the beginning what this would mean.
Hoover came over to Brussels and, together, we started for Berlin.
Hoover realized from the beginning that no income from charity alone could provide it.
Hoover had to make his headquarters in London at the Commission's central office.
verb (usually not capital)
proprietary name for a make of vacuum cleaner (patented 1927); sometimes used generally for "vacuum cleaner." As a verb, meaning "to vacuum," from 1926, in the company’s advertising.