broom broom  /b ˈrum/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  2. (n) any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
  3. (n) common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  4. (v) sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
  5. (v) finish with a broom

Usage(s):

  1. To India's 56 million untouchables, the badge of their social inferiority is often the implement of their tradea handleless broom made by binding together a bundle of twigs.
  2. Oh yes, and Boris Becker sired an illegitimate child in the broom closet of a Nobu restaurant in London.
  3. Sylvia was burned with matches and cigarettes, whipped with a heavy leather belt, hit on the head with a paddle and broom.

News

  1. Amarillo Sweeps Diablos

    Break out the broom.  Amarillo swept the Diablos in their three game series. 0 read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTSM El Paso

  2. Catching Up With ... ex-Orioles broom girl Linda Warehime

    It has been 45 years since she first ran onto the field at Memorial Stadium, an 11-year-old blonde with a big smile and a straw broom that would win her fame. There, during the fifth-inning break in Orioles games, Linda Warehime would sweep off the bases, the mound and the infielders' shoes. Sometimes, she'd also dust off the shoes of the visitors' third-base coach and give him a peck on the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  3. Popular videos this week: Brian Williams rapping, Samuel L. Jackson, and a flying broom

    From news anchor Brian Williams rapping to a boy "flying" a broom, we rounded up a few of this week's most watched videos for your viewing pleasure. Don't try these at home.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Kansas City Star

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Quotes

  1. Judge Jason Gardiner told Rusedski: "Tonight you weren't the most wooden out there, you had a table and a broom. You had fun tonight. It was like a cleaner and a furniture removal man but nevertheless your best score."
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Jason Gardiner Source: Arbroath Herald

  2. "It doesn't matter which bat he uses. It's all about his physical abilities," Maddon said. "He can use a broom handle and be successful."
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Joe Maddon Source: USA Today

  3. "It can be a great thing inexperience, you've never come up against Australia before so you may not have the scars of previous tours," captain Daniel Vettori said. "So if a guy like Martin Guptill or Jesse Ryder or Neil Broom scores a hundred...
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Daniel Vettori Source: Manawatu Standard

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