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Sweep

Definition

[n] a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
[n] (football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
[n] a long oar used in an open boat
[n] a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
[n] winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
[n] someone who cleans soot from chimneys
[v] win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
[v] sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
[v] clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
[v] make a big sweeping gesture or movement
[v] 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"
[v] sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
[v] 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"
[v] to cover a wide area; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"
[v] cover the entire range of

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