Broom - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bruːm|  American pronunciation of the word broom
Brit.  |bruːm|  British pronunciation of the word broom

noun

- a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
- any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
- common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere (syn: heather, ling)

verb

- sweep with a broom or as if with a broom (syn: sweep)
- finish with a broom

Examples

A feeble old woman was feebly brooming the floor.

Here's a broom and dustpan. Go sweep the kitchen.

...with a whisk of the broom, the dirt was gone...

The company seems set to make a fresh start under a new broom.

...for years we lived in a teensy apartment that was the size of the proverbial broom closet...

Word forms

noun
singular: broom
plural: brooms
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