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Noun

Singular
broom

Plural
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  1. Fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.
  2. (curling) An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a broom or sweeper.
  3. (botany) Any of several shrubs in the subfamily Faboidae.

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Verb

Infinitive
to broom

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to broom (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To sweep.
    • 1855 September 29, Charles Dickens, "Model Officials", in Household Words: A Weekly Journal, Bradbury and Evens (1856), page 206,
      “[…] Sidi, I was busy in the exercise of my functions, occupied in brooming the front of the stables, when who should come but Hhamed Ould Denéï on horseback, at full gallop, as if he were going to break his neck. […]”
    • a1857, William Makepeace Thackeray, Our Street, in Christmas Books: Mrs. Perkins's Ball, Our Street, Dr. Birch, Chapman & Hall (1857), Our Street page 8,
      It was but this morning at eight, when poor Molly, was brooming the steps, and the baker paying her by no means unmerited compliments, that my landlady came whirling out of the ground-floor front, and sent the poor girl whimpering into the kitchen.
    • a1920, Opal Stanley Whiteley, The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart, Atlantic Monthly Press (1920), pages 58–59,
      After that I did take the broom from its place, and I gave the floor a good brooming. I broomed the boards up and down and cross-ways. There was not a speck of dirt on them left.
    • 1972, Charles Manby Smith, Curiosities of London Life: or Phases, Physiological and Social, of the Great Metropolis, Routledge, ISBN 0714624268, page 52,
      The broken-down tradesman, the artisan out of work, the decayed gentleman, the ruined gambler, the starving scholar,—each and all we have indubitably seen brooming the muddy ways for the chance of a halfpenny or a penny.
    • 1997, Will Hobbs, Far North, HarperCollins, ISBN 0380725363, page 100,
      We broomed the dirt floor clean with spruce branches, brought our gear inside, and moved in.
    • 2006, Cary J. Polevoy, MS Toolkit: The Patients’ & Caregivers’ Guide to Multiple Sclerosis, Lulu Press, Inc., ISBN 1847287204, page 130,
      I slept in again, got up, had breakfast and broomed the recent snowfall off the car and made a valiant effort to shovel off our teeny porch, then a 2 p.m. psychotherapist appointment.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (slang) To travel by car or another fast vehicle.

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Noun

broom n.

  1. (chemistry) bromine

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broom

  1. (chemistry) bromine

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