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