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Definitions of broom

  1. To sweep, or clear away, as with a broom. "The poor old workpeople brooming away the fallen leaves." - Thackeray. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. finish with a broom Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A plant having twigs suitable for making brooms to sweep with when bound together; esp., the Cytisus scoparius of Western Europe, which is a low shrub with long, straight, green, angular branches, minute leaves, and large yellow flowers. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An implement for sweeping floors, etc., commonly made of the panicles or tops of broom corn, bound together or attached to a long wooden handle; - so called because originally made of the twigs of the broom. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A stiff brush used for sweeping floors; etc., orginally made from twigs of the broom-plant; a shrub, bearing large yellow flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A wild evergreen shrub: a besom made of its twigs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A wild shrub with slender twigs; an implement to sweep with. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A brush for sweeping. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A shrub of the bean family, with stiff green branches. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A well-known shrub with yellow flowers; a besom, originally made of its twigs. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A wild shrub producing yellow flowers and pods; a besom or brush with a long handle, made originally of the broom bush. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for broom

  1. Her attitude was that of a housemaid pursuing the cat with the broom – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  2. You have no gun- you've nothing but an old broom – Puss Junior and Robinson Crusoe by David Cory
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