MEANING: noun: A vacuum cleaner.
verb tr.: 1. To clean, especially with a vacuum cleaner.
2. To consume or acquire quickly, eagerly, or in large amounts.

ETYMOLOGY: After the industrialist William Henry Hoover (1849-1932). Earliest documented use: 1934.

HOPOVER - what you do when you come to a small puddle in the sidewalk

HOOKER - a water-pipe used by a Bostonian to smoke marijuaner

HO! OVERT! - what a voluble detective says upon seeing a flagrant violation