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'sweep' - used as a noun
1. a wide scope
the sweep of the plains
2. someone who cleans soot from chimneys
3. winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
4. a long oar used in an open boat
5. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
6. a movement in an arc
a sweep of his arm

'sweep' - used as a verb
7. sweep across or over
A gasp swept cross the audience
8. move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
The diva swept into the room
The searchlights swept across the sky
9. sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
Sweep the crumbs off the table
Sweep under the bed
10. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
They were swept up by the events
11. to cover or extend over an area or time period
12. clean by sweeping
Please sweep the floor
13. win an overwhelming victory in or on
Her new show dog swept all championships
14. cover the entire range of
15. make a big sweeping gesture or movement

derived forms
1. Sweep / Plural
sweeps
2. Sweep / Past
swept
3. Sweep / Third Person
sweeps
4. Sweep / Present Participle
sweeping
Variations of 'sweep'
 
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