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hoover up something

1. Literally, to use a vacuum cleaner on something; to suck up something using a vacuum cleaner. An allusion to the Hoover brand of vacuums, though used generically. Also phrased as "hoover something up." Primarily heard in UK. We'd better hoover up the house before our guests arrive. I need to hoover this glass up or someone might get hurt!
2. To eat or drink something with great speed and voracity. Primarily heard in UK. I'm so hungry, I'm going to hoover up everything I can lay my hands on at the restaurant! I've never seen anyone hoover vegetables up the way you do.
3. To absorb or consume something with great enthusiasm, intensity, or eagerness. Primarily heard in UK. The teacher was brilliant at finding ways to encourage her students to hoover their studies up. My son hoovers any new technological gadget up.
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tv. to perform oral sex on the penis. (see also a hoovering.) She hoovered him twice and then left.


1. n. an abortion. (From the suction used, referring to the vacuum cleaner.) She said she thought a hoovering would make things right.
2. n. an act of sucking up to someone. (see also suck up to someone.) More of your hoovering! You are a sycophantic pain in the butt!
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J. Edgar (Hoover)

(ˈdʒe ˈɛdgɚ (ˈhuvɚ))
n. the police; federal officers. (Underworld.) Max got out of town when he heard that the J. Edgars were on his tail.
See also: Edgar, hoover
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Earlier this month, for the first time since the Newcastle outbreak, Hoover had some chickens to cull.
Hoover halted a Glendale drive at the 8, and Hickcox was wide on a 24-yard field goal.
Lenore Solis, who is organizing the neighborhood around Edison Elementary School, has a son at Hoover High who is sometimes afraid to stay in class because of racial tensions.
And for those who think their credit problems would be gone if only they had a little more money to do all they want to do, Hoover says think again.
Though Crescenta Valley is not eligible for the same grants that Hoover has secured, Evans said tackling the SAT score dip is among her top priorities this fall.
Farther upriver, Glen Canyon Dam's diversion tunnel linings were severely damaged, but Hoover Dam's half-century-old construction barely flinched.
We went hard on every play and played with a lot of heart,'' said Hoover linebacker Aldo Marin.
The teams played before a series-record crowd of 25,000 at the Rose Bowl in 1947, when Warren Hart-led Hoover won 14-6 during a 7-2 series run by the Tornadoes.
Switzer, who coached at Burroughs from 1973-84, had no runner come close to making a national breakthrough until coming to Hoover in 1985.
I was rolling around in bed not sleeping anyway,'' Hoover said.
Also Sunday, police continued to seek the 17-year-old student from Glendale's Allen Daily High School who they believe shot Demirchyan during a fight on School Street, which is located adjacent to the Hoover High campus, said Sgt.
Hoover, the reigning champion, is led by talented young pitcher/hitter Corrie Herbert, infielder Guinevere Platt and catcher Justine Takizawa.