Definition of 'broom'
Example sentences containing 'broom'
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More importantly, there is a new broom. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Bring the great broom and sweep them away - they have drained far too much of our mental and political energy for 25 years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All people have to do is use a broom handle. The Sun (2013)That is where the broom cupboard comes in. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They are suspicious of politicians who promise a new broom but sweep problems under the carpet. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The broom handles were also scrubbed and stood out in the yard to dry. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)The caretaker will be swept away by a new broom. The Sun (2015)Can she handle a car as well as she handles a curling broom? Times, Sunday Times (2010)At one point he was put in a broom cupboard in the ward because they had nowhere to put him. The Sun (2010)So where must the broom sweep? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two other items may also be of use: the broom and the mop. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And with that sweep of the broom, the whole sorry business was under the carpet. Times, Sunday Times (2015)First, use a household broom to knock a hole in the ice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One of those might have been a broom cupboard, but you get the picture. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The new broom at BlackBerry is not a soft broom. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is not over by a long broom handle yet, though. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But why they can't just use a broom instead is beyond me. The Sun (2006)That's 73 an hour for pushing a broom. The Sun (2009)The best argument for regular changes of administration in Britain is the opportunity they offer to sweep a new broom through the messy machinery of government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Did I see him pushing a broom outside Lidl the other day? The Sun (2015)With Lancaster preparing to wield a new broom, it may be that he has little option but to promote youth in this pivotal position. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'broom'
British English: broom /bruːm; brʊm/ NOUN
A broom is a long-handled brush which is used to sweep the floor.
- American English: broom
- Arabic: مِكْنَسَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: vassoura
- Chinese: 扫帚
- Croatian: metla
- Czech: koště
- Danish: kost
- Dutch: bezem
- European Spanish: escoba
- Finnish: luuta
- French: balais
- German: Besen
- Greek: σκούπα
- Italian: scopa
- Japanese: ほうき
- Korean: 비
- Norwegian: kost
- Polish: miotła
- European Portuguese: vassoura
- Romanian: mătură
- Russian: веник
- Spanish: escoba
- Swedish: sopkvast
- Thai: ไม้กวาด
- Turkish: süpürge
- Ukrainian: мітла
- Vietnamese: chổi
Definition of broom from the Collins English Dictionary
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