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/bro͞om/,/bro͝om/,
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brooms, plural;
  1. A long-handled brush of bristles or twigs used for sweeping

  2. An implement for sweeping the ice in the game of curling

  3. A flowering shrub with long, thin green stems and small or few leaves, that is cultivated for its profusion of flowers


  1. sweep: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
  2. a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
  3. any of various shrubs of the genera Cytisus or Genista or Spartium having long slender branches and racemes of yellow flowers
  4. heather: common Old World heath represented by many varieties; low evergreen grown widely in the northern hemisphere
  5. A broom is a cleaning tool consisting of stiff fibres attached to, and roughly parallel to, a cylindrical handle, the broomstick. It is commonly used in combination with a dustpan.
  6. Broom is a full-length album from indie pop/rock band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. It was released in the United States in 2005.
  7. Brooms are a group of evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous shrubs in the subfamily Faboideae of the legume family Fabaceae, mainly in the three genera Chamaecytisus, Cytisus and Genista, but also in five other small genera (see box, right). ...
  8. Professor Robert Broom (November 30, 1866, Paisley – April 6, 1951) was a South African doctor and paleontologist. He qualified as a medical practitioner in 1895 and received his DSc in 1905 from the University of Glasgow. In 1893 he married Mary Baird Baillie.
  9. A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping; An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a broom or sweeper; Any of several shrubs in the subfamily Faboideae; heather, esp. ...
  10. (Brooms) A broom is a long handle with fairly bristles at the end, which may be mounted straight from the handles or on a wooden crossbar in which case it is commonly called a push broom.  Ordinary brooms sweep a narrow space and get into corners fairly well. ...
  11. (Brooms) A style of drum stick that consists of many smaller sticks bundled together. These are similar to brushes, except instead of using many wires; brooms use a certain amount of smaller wood sticks. There are many different sizes and varieties of brooms, each with its own place. ...
  12. A Wiccan tool used to purify a space before casting a circle.
  13. A term used to describe the putting stroke, since the motion involved in using a broom is similar. Many amateurs, though, are far more proficient at sweeping the garage than getting down in two.
  14. To dream of brooms, denotes thrift and rapid improvement in your fortune, if the brooms are new. If they are seen in use, you will lose in speculation. For a woman to lose a broom, foretells that she will prove a disagreeable and slovenly wife and housekeeper.
  15. In plant pathology: A symptom in which lateral branches proliferate in a dense cluster on the main branch (witches'-broom). (21)
  16. The object used by most band members to "sweep."
  17. Do not dust the table with a broom lest one of the household die (Galicia; Sch. v. 46).
  18. The stick and brush used to sweep the ice and to balance the thrower. Most curling brooms no longer look like real brooms.
  19. When a salesman lets a customer leave without checking with management and failing to gather information. Name Phone # etc...
  20. used occasionally to signal a domestic space, as with “a Maid with a broom” (Wit of a Woman, 1671); Gentleman Usher provides a broom-wench or broom-maid (2.1.153, 2.2. ...
  21. or hokidachi style is employed for trees with fine branching, like elms. The trunk is straight and branches out in all directions about 1/3 of the way up the entire height of the tree. The branches and leaves form a ball-shaped crown.
  22. any of a group of flowering shrubs of the pea family.
  23. (1) To press a layer of roofing material against freshly applied bitumen in order to create a tight, thorough bond. (2) To flatten or spread the head of a timber pile by pounding forcefully on it. (3) To brush fresh plaster or concrete with a broom.
  24. An instrument used to sweep the ice ahead of the stone.
  25. (US Army) Army talk for 'sweep' . Used in the similar sense that you mop with a mop, hence, you broom with a broom.