Meaning of VACUUM in English

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

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