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sweep

sweep

 
pronunciation:
swip
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sweeps, sweeping, swept
definition 1: to clear (a surface) of dirt, dust, or debris by means of a broom or similar device.
The maid swept the floor.
similar words:
brush
definition 2: to remove by brushing with a broom or brush (usu. fol. by away, up, or out).
She swept away the dust.
similar words:
brush
definition 3: to move, carry away, or remove with a continuous motion.
The river swept the child away.
similar words:
swing
definition 4: to touch lightly; brush.
Her dress swept the floor.
similar words:
brush, graze, kiss, shave
definition 5: to move emotionally; transport.
Religious fervor swept him away.
definition 6: to pass through or over with unimpeded force or speed.
Fear is sweeping the country.
definition 7: to pass over thoroughly by a long, continuous motion.
Her gaze swept the room.
definition 8: to achieve total victory in.
The team swept their last four games.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to clean a space or surface with a broom or brush.
definition 2: to move steadily with great force or speed (usu. fol. by along, down, by, into, or the like).
The hurricane swept through our village.
similar words:
lash
definition 3: to move or pass in a swift, majestic, or haughty manner.
Angrily, she swept from the room.
definition 4: to extend in a continuous or graceful manner.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or motion of sweeping.
similar words:
brush, slash, sweeping
definition 2: a continuous or curving line, motion, or contour.
definition 3: a continuous extent; area.
the sweep of this valley
similar words:
extent, spread, stretch
definition 4: in a series of contests, victory with no losses.
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