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sweep

noun (n)

  • a wide scope (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: expanse
    Example:
    The sweep of the plains.
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who cleans soot from chimneys (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge (noun.event)
    Synonym: slam
    source: wordnet30
  • a long oar used in an open boat (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: sweep oar
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line (noun.act)
    Synonym: end run
    source: wordnet30
  • a movement in an arc (noun.act)
    Example:
    A sweep of his arm.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of sweeping. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • sweep across or over (verb.motion)
    Synonym: brush
    source: wordnet30
  • move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions (verb.motion)
    Synonym: sail
    source: wordnet30
  • sweep with a broom or as if with a broom (verb.contact)
    Synonym: broom
    Example:
    Sweep the crumbs off the table.
    Sweep under the bed.
    source: wordnet30
  • force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • to cover or extend over an area or time period (verb.stative)
    Synonym: cross, span, traverse
    source: wordnet30
  • clean by sweeping (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Please sweep the floor.
    source: wordnet30
  • win an overwhelming victory in or on (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • cover the entire range of (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • make a big sweeping gesture or movement (verb.contact)
    Synonym: swing, swing out
    source: wordnet30
  • To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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