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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hoover.


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  • Spangler was the original inventor of the vacuum cleaner, doesn't it sound so much better than "hoovered"!) all the floors and wiped off all the surfaces.

    tequilamonky Diary Entry

  • "For that we have had our lawn mowed once and our hall 'hoovered' twice since we moved in.

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  • Mr. Ryan nobly avoids repeating anecdotes from Mr. Sheff's book, but that's the problem: "Game Over" has already hoovered up all the good material.

    Mario's Many Fathers

  • So what's being hoovered up on the UES at the moment?

    Springtime in New York

  • Leeds, meanwhile, finished 2009 in second spot in League One with an 11‑point gap to third place, only to see the days of turkey curry and people muttering "I've hoovered this place six times and I still keep finding pine needles" usher in a spell that saw them win only three of their next 16 matches.

    Down go the fairy lights and down go Middlesbrough's promotion hopes | Harry Pearson

  • I just hoovered up another piece of the chocolate pecan pie a friend gave us yesterday.

    As a dog returns to its vomit...

  • You conjure up problems: disappointment that the wheel on your wheelbarrow is not a bright orange plastic football; the frustration of not being able to watch the muck you've hoovered up whizzing round inside the machine.

    Education letters

  • Nor did he neglect the other end of the political equation: He hoovered up money not only for himself but for his potential Democratic congressional colleagues, while extracting a rare endorsement from Daley.

    Chicago, get ready for Rahm Emanuel's charm offensive

  • I thought I wanted to know what writers were like and how they worked and I hoovered up a lot of info and I'm surprised by how inane everything and everyone seems.


  • Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King salary £305,000, bonus zero sought to appeal to Hester's conscience and his colleagues' last week, pointing out that if rewards in the economy are hoovered up by a tiny elite, it undermines public confidence in the entire market system.

    Rubber-stamping Stephen Hester's RBS bonus is no one's idea of 'popular capitalism'


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