verb (used with object) (often initial capital letter) Chiefly British.
- hoover apron,
- hoover dam,
- hoover's sign,
- hoover, herbert,
- hoover, herbert clark
Origin of hoover
Examples from the Web for hoover
Such was the corrosive paranoia of the time, fueled by McCarthy and abetted by Hoover.
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|Jeff Greenfield|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Voters went against him even despite Democratic attempts to portray Hoover as a supporter of racial equality.
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|Nathaniel Rich|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obamacare represents an “assault on individual liberty,” asserts Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution.
And all to once this sick young man—Mr. Hoover, his name was—bust out cryin'—him bein' weak or mebbe in liquor or somethin'.The Seeker|Harry Leon Wilson
Foul language on part of boy or man was something he abhorred, and Hoover had been reported more than once.
Not until Shorty has a second time squeezed by is Hoover made to obey.
Oh, how much easier it would have been at Hoover's if we'd had them!The Camp Fire Girls on the Farm|Jane L. Stewart
They say that they are being "Hooverized," thus coining a new word out of Mr. Hoover's name.Out To Win|Coningsby Dawson
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.