transcription, транскрипция: [ vækju:m, -ju:əm ]
( vacuums, vacuuming, vacuumed)
If someone or something creates a vacuum , they leave a place or position which then needs to be filled by another person or thing.
His presence should fill the power vacuum which has been developing over the past few days.
N-COUNT : usu sing , oft supp N
If something is done in a vacuum , it is not affected by any outside influences or information.
Moral values cannot be taught in a vacuum...
PHRASE : PHR after v
If you vacuum something, you clean it using a vacuum cleaner.
I vacuumed the carpets today...
It’s important to vacuum regularly.
VERB : V n , V
A vacuum is a space that contains no air or other gas.
N-COUNT : usu sing