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  Words related to sweep

Related / Similar Words: end run, sweep oar, expanse, slam, chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, broom, swing, swing out, sail, brush, embroil, tangle, sweep up, drag, drag in, cross, traverse, span

 

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

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    See Also: breeze through, ace, pass with flying colors, sweep through, sail through, nail

     

    Hyponyms: grand slam, little slam, small slam, swan, rake

     

    Grouped Verbs: broom, brush, sail

     

    Part Meronyms: bridge

     

    Derivational Morphology: swing, swing out, sail, brush, cross, traverse, span, broom, sweeper, carpet sweeper, sweeping, chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, imbroglio, embroilment, expanse

     

    Language Translations:
    Bosnian: mesti   Croatian: mesti  
    French: balayer   German: fegen  
    Italian: spazzare   Japanese: 掃除  
    Polish: zamiatać   Portuguese: varrer  
    Russian: подметать   Spanish: barrer  
    Telugu: ఊడ్చు  
     
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