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Definition of "hoover up" []

  • To suck (something) into a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand (verb)
  • To eat (food) quickly, especially by taking it into the mouth directly from the plate rather than using cutlery. (verb)
  • To avidly absorb something as if by a vacuum cleaner. (verb)

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Use "hoover up" in a sentence
  • "That was not, however, entirely accurate; rather what Molyneaux achieved was to have a broad church party which managed to simultaneously be more right wing than the DUP (e.g. Willie Ross) but had many members much more liberal to hoover up the more moderate unionist vote (Ken Maginnis)."
  • "They were on the island and they planned a proxy war so that the Syndicate could hoover up the colt an market and short-sell it, and they tortured Haj!"