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sweep

sweep - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sweep

Definition
(noun) a wide scope
Synonyms : expanse
Example Sentence
  • the sweep of the plains

Definition
(noun) someone who cleans soot from chimneys
Definition
(noun) winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Synonyms : slam

Definition
(noun) a long oar used in an open boat
Synonyms : sweep oar

Definition
(noun) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
Synonyms : end run

Definition
(noun) a movement in an arc
Example Sentence
  • a sweep of his arm

Definition
(verb) sweep across or over
Synonyms : brush
Example Sentence
  • Her long skirt brushed the floor
  • A gasp swept cross the audience

Definition
(verb) move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
Synonyms : sail
Example Sentence
  • The diva swept into the room
  • Shreds of paper sailed through the air
  • The searchlights swept across the sky

Definition
(verb) sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
Synonyms : broom
Example Sentence
  • Sweep the crumbs off the table
  • Sweep under the bed

Definition
(verb) force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
Synonyms : drag , drag in , embroil , sweep up , tangle
Example Sentence
  • They were swept up by the events
  • don't drag me into this business

Definition
(verb) to cover or extend over an area or time period
Synonyms : cross , span , traverse
Example Sentence
  • Rivers traverse the valley floor
  • The parking lot spans 3 acres
  • The novel spans three centuries

Definition
(verb) clean by sweeping
Example Sentence
  • Please sweep the floor

Definition
(verb) win an overwhelming victory in or on
Example Sentence
  • Her new show dog swept all championships

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(verb) cover the entire range of
Definition
(verb) make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Synonyms : swing , swing out

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