hoover

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Usage note
This word is often capitalized in the sense shown in 1).
hoover(
hu
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vuhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1.
A word or phrase that is a proprietary term owned by a brand (e.g. iPod).
(registered trademark)
(electrical appliance) (United Kingdom)
a. la aspiradora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The hoover broke and now it doesn't have any suction.La aspiradora se rompió y ahora no succiona nada.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to clean with a vacuum) (United Kingdom)
a. pasar la aspiradora por
There's dust and lint everywhere. Could you hoover the carpet?Hay polvo y pelusa por todas partes. ¿Podrías pasar la aspiradora por la alfombra?
b. aspirar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
If you dust the furniture, I'll hoover the living room.Si sacudes los muebles, yo aspiraré la sala.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to clean with a vacuum) (United Kingdom)
a. pasar la aspiradora
I hoovered while Daniel cleaned up the rest of the room.Pasé la aspiradora mientras Daniel limpiaba el resto del cuarto.
b. aspirar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
My dogs hide under the bed every time I hoover.Cada vez que aspiro, mis perros se esconden debajo de la cama.
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hoover [ˈhuːvəʳ]
noun
aspiradora (f)
transitive verb
pasar la aspiradora por
intransitive verb
pasar la aspiradora
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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