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hoover

slang To vacuum. An allusion to the Hoover brand of vacuums, though used generically. We'd better hoover the house before our guests arrive. Sorry, I was hoovering and didn't hear the phone ring.
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hoovering

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!
See also: hoover
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