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  Definition of sweep
  1. a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
  2. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
  3. a long oar used in an open boat
  4. a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
  5. winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
  6. someone who cleans soot from chimneys
  7. win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
  8. sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
  9. clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
  10. make a big sweeping gesture or movement
  11. move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"
  12. sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
  13. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don''t drag me into this business"
  14. to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"
  15. cover the entire range of
Similar Words: end run, sweep oar, expanse, slam, chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, broom, swing, swing out, sail, brush, embroil, tangle, sweep up, drag, drag in, cross, traverse, span

 

See Also: breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail

 

Hyponyms: grand slam, little slam, small slam, swan, rake

 

Grouped Verbs: broom, brush, sail

 

Part Meronyms: bridge

 

Derivational Morphology: swing, swing out, sail, brush, cross, traverse, span, broom, sweeper, carpet sweeper, sweeping, chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, imbroglio, embroilment, expanse

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: mesti   Croatian: mesti  
French: balayer   German: fegen  
Italian: spazzare   Japanese: 掃除  
Polish: zamiatać   Portuguese: varrer  
Russian: подметать   Spanish: barrer  
Telugu: ఊడ్చు  
 
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