broom up

broom up

1. To clean something up using a broom; to sweep something up. A noun or pronoun can be used between "broom" and "up." I was excited about my internship with a local barber, until I realized that all I'd be doing was brooming hair up all day. My father didn't say a word as he broomed up the broken glass left over from the attack on his shop.
2. dated Of a piece of wood, to become split and frayed, like the end of a broom. The storm left the jib boom pretty badly broomed up.
See also: broom, up
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