- sweeping as a noun:
- 1 as an adjective:
- 2 sweep as a noun:
- 6 as a verb:
The act of cleaning with a broom.
Taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination.
— Sweeping generalizations.
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A wide scope:
— The sweep of the plains.
Winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge.
A long oar used in an open boat.
synonym: sweep oar.
American football An attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line.
synonym: end run.
A movement in an arc.
Sweep across or over.
Move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions.
Sweep with a broom or as if with a broom:
— Sweep the crumbs off the table.
— Sweep under the bed.
Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.
Dutch: verstrikken, verwikkelen
Clean by sweeping.
Win an overwhelming victory in or on.
Cover the entire range of.
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