Definition of vacuum verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vacuum

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuəm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vacuum
BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuəm//
 
he / she / it vacuums
BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuəmz//
 
past simple vacuumed
BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuəmd//
 
past participle vacuumed
BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuəmd//
 
-ing form vacuuming
BrE BrE//ˈvækjuəmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvækjuəmɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] vacuum (something) to clean something using a vacuum cleaner synonym hoover Have you vacuumed the stairs? Word Origin mid 16th cent.: modern Latin, neuter of Latin vacuus ‘empty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: vacuum