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Verb: hoover  hoo-vu(r)
Usage: Brit
  1. Clean with a vacuum cleaner
    "hoover the carpets";
    - vacuum, vacuum-clean
Noun: Hoover  hoo-vu(r)
  1. United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
    - William Hoover, William Henry Hoover
     
  2. 31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)
    - Herbert Hoover, Herbert Clark Hoover, President Hoover
     
  3. United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    - J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoover
     
  4. A kind of vacuum cleaner

Derived forms: hoovering, hoovered, Hoovers, hoovers

Type of: attorney, Chief Executive, clean, industrialist, lawyer, make clean, President, President of the United States, United States President, vacuum, vacuum cleaner

Encyclopedia: Hoover, J