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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhoover up
he/she/ithoovers up
present participlehoovering up
past tensehoovered up
past participlehoovered up
  1. to clean the dirt or dust from a carpet or floor with a vacuum cleaner

    We can hoover up any bits you drop.

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to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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