Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: broom
IPA transcription: [bɹ'um]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: broom
    Meaning: a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
Usage examples
  • "Give me a broom.
  • He got hold of the broom at her end and pulled along with her.
  • "You haven't the time, or I the patience for too many strokes of the broom.
  • An hour later Billy, struggling with the broom and the drawing-room carpet, was called to the telephone.
  • Some rough young imps had picked a quarrel with her, and were now hauling at her broom to get it away from her.
  • Quite forgetting the broom in the middle of the drawing-room floor, Billy tripped up-stairs to change her dress.
  • Giving Reuther the rest of the work to do, she presently appeared before him with pail and broom and a pile of fresh linen.
  • The bricklayer asked her no more questions, but took down a broom and gave her such a beating that her pride was humbled a little.
  • MY curiosity, in a sense, was stronger than my fear, for I could not remain where I was, but crept back to the bank again, whence, sheltering my head behind a bush of broom, I might command the road before our door.
  • One day, after I got well enough to be in the kitchen, he slipped in, between the legs of the butcher's boy who was bringing in some meat; but before I had time to say one word to him, Mary flew at him with the broom, and drove him out.