a wide scope
"the sweep of the plains"
chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweep(noun)
someone who cleans soot from chimneys
winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
sweep, sweep oar(noun)
a long oar used in an open boat
end run, sweep(noun)
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
a movement in an arc
"a sweep of his arm"
sweep across or over
"Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
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"
sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
"Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)
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"
swing, sail, swing out, mat, entangle, espouse, get behind, snarl, scuff, hale, drag, sweep up, embrace, span, adopt, brush, drag out, tangle, hang back, trail, cart, puff, dishevel, traverse, broom, ravel, drag on, dredge, drop back, drag in, draw, cross, tousle, drop behind, embroil, haul, knot
cross, traverse, span, sweep(verb)
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"
sail, cut through, get over, scotch, swing out, frustrate, spoil, cut across, foil, drag, sweep up, span, hybridize, brush, thwart, tangle, crossbreed, baffle, intersect, traverse, broom, pass over, swing, drag in, cover, cross, hybridise, get across, deny, embroil, bilk, track, interbreed
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
swing, sweep, swing out(verb)
make a big sweeping gesture or movement
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.
Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.
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clean (with a broom)
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How to use sweep in a sentence?
I feel my immortality over sweep all pains, all tears, all time, all fears, - and peal, like the eternal thunders of the deep, into my ears, this truth, - thou livest forever
If Afghanistan is left to its own without military assistance or financial support … there is the potential we could sweep back to where we were before.
You go back a year ago, four-game sweep. To win this series we had to win three of four, and they found a way. So, they learned, we're going to enjoy this for a short period of time and get refocused.
While bills are being brought into the House of Commons to regulate every thing, from the sweeps crying "sweep," to "emancipation, vote by ballot, and free trade," is there no county member whose "time and talents'' are devoted to "domestic policy," who will bring in a bill "for the better regulation of the marriage ceremony," and put the canonical hours later in the day ? at all events, could there not be a special clause in favour of London ? A spring morning there is the very reverse of Thomson's description ; for "delicious mildness" read "a cutting east wind;" and for "veiled in roses" substitute "smoke and fog." The streets are given up to the necessities of life — to the milkman with his cans, the butcher with his tray, the baker with his basket ; all belong to the material portion of existence. Now, marriage is (or ought to be) an affair of affections, sentiments, &c. The legislature ought to give it the full benefit of moonlight and wax-candles.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and injustice.
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- падмесці, падмятаць, месціBelarusian
- zametat, zaméstCzech
- sgubo, ysguboWelsh
- fegen, kehrenGerman
- σκουπίζω, σαρώνωGreek
- barrer, peinarSpanish
- روبیدن, رُفتن, جارو کردنPersian
- harjata, luutia, pyyhkäistä, heilauttaa, puhtaasti, kammata, pyyhkäisy, perämies, etsintä, veikkaus, heilautusFinnish
- sguabScottish Gaelic
- सफ़ाई करनाHindi
- մաքրել, ավլել, սրբելArmenian
- setacciare, spazzare, ramazzare, scopareItalian
- 掃除, 掃く, 掃引Japanese
- 청소, 스위프Korean
- puruma, tahi, tahitahiMāori
- vegen, doorzoekenDutch
- zamieść, zamiataćPolish
- varrer, escovarPortuguese
- мести, прочесать, подмести, прочёсывать, подметатьRussian
- мести, помести, pomesti, mestiSerbo-Croatian
- zamiesť, zametaťSlovak
- підмітати, підмести, местиUkrainian
- quét dọnVietnamese
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