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Definition of 'hoover'


  1. United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
       Synonyms: William Hoover William Henry Hoover
  2. United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
       Synonyms: J. Edgar Hoover John Edgar Hoover
  3. 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)
       Synonyms: Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover President Hoover
  4. a kind of vacuum cleaner


  1. clean with a vacuum cleaner; "vacuum the carpets"
       Synonyms: vacuum vacuum-clean

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