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Definition of sweep
- Sweep n
- A wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" [syn: {expanse}]
- Someone who cleans soot from chimneys [syn: {chimneysweeper}, {chimneysweep}]
- Winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn: {slam}]
- A long oar used in an open boat [syn: {sweep oar}]
- (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line [syn: {end run}]
- A movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm" v
- Sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience" [syn: {brush}]
- 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" [syn: {sail}]
- Sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" [syn: {broom}]
- 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" [syn: {embroil}, {tangle}, {sweep up}, {drag}, {drag in}]
- 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" [syn: {cross}, {traverse}, {span}]
- Clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
- Win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
- Cover the entire range of
- Make a big sweeping gesture or movement [syn: {swing}, {swing out}] [also: {swept}]
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