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“… bad memories of the thing we do not want to put a broom in the back of …”

meanings of broom


  1. Any of several yellow-flowered shrubs of the family Fabaceae, in the tribe Genisteae, including genera Cytisus, Genista, and Spartium, with long, thin branches and small or few leaves.
  2. A domestic utensil with fibers bound together at the end of a long handle, used for sweeping.
  3. An implement with which players sweep the ice to make a stone travel further and curl less; a sweeper.
  4. A gun, because it is more or less long, held similarly to a besom and “cleans" what is in front.


  1. Alternative form of bream (to clean a ship's bottom).
  2. To improve the embedding of a membrane by using a broom or squeegee to smooth it out and ensure contact with the adhesive under the membrane.
  3. To get rid of someone, like firing an employee or breaking up with a girlfriend, to sweep another out of one's life.
  4. To sweep with a broom.


  1. A village in Bedfordshire, England.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A village in Bidford-on-Avon parish, Stratford-on-Avon district, Warwickshire, England (OS grid ref SP0853).

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