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1 sweeping

The act of cleaning with a broom.

Polish: zamiatanie


1 sweeping

Taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination.

Roget 78: general, generic, collective; broad, comprehensive, sweeping; encyclopedical, widespread etc. (dispersed) 73.    universal; catholic, catholical; ... show more

Roget 52: complete, entire; whole etc. 50; perfect etc. 650; full, good, absolute, thorough, plenary; solid, ... show more

Polish: zamaszysty

2 sweeping

Ignoring distinctions:
— Sweeping generalizations.

synonym: wholesale.

Roget 50: whole, total, integral, entire; complete etc. 52; one, individual.    unbroken, intact, uncut, undivided, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: absolute, across the board, across-the-board, aleatoric, aleatory, all-comprehensive, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-out, all-pervading, amorphous, blanket, blobby, blurred, blurry, born, broad, broad-based, cataclysmic ... show more.

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1 sweep

A wide scope:
— The sweep of the plains.

synonym: expanse.

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Roget 653: uncleanness etc. adj.; impurity; immundity, immundicity; impurity etc. 961 [of mind]. defilement, contamination etc. v.; ... show more

Roget 652: cleanness, cleanliness etc. adj.; purity; cleaning etc. v.; purification, defecation etc. v.; purgation, lustration; ... show more

Roget 279: deviation; swerving etc. v.; obliquation, warp, refraction; flection, flexion; sweep; deflection, deflexure; declination.    ... show more

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

2 sweep

Someone who cleans soot from chimneys.

synonyms: chimneysweep, chimneysweeper.

Polish: kominiarz

3 sweep

Winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge.

synonym: slam.

Polish: szlem

4 sweep

A long oar used in an open boat.

synonym: sweep oar.

5 sweep

American football An attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line.

synonym: end run.

6 sweep

A movement in an arc.


1 sweep

Sweep across or over.

synonym: brush.

Roget 652: be clean, render clean etc. adj.; clean, cleanse; mundify, rinse, wring, flush, full, wipe, mop, sponge, ... show more

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Roget 245: be curved, etc. adj.; curve, sweep, sway, swag, sag; deviate etc. 279; curl, turn; reenter.    ... show more

Roget 791: steal, thieve, rob, mug, purloin, pilfer, filch, prig, bag, nim, crib, cabbage, palm; abstract; ... show more

2 sweep

Move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions.

synonym: sail.

3 sweep

Sweep with a broom or as if with a broom:
— Sweep the crumbs off the table.
— Sweep under the bed.

synonym: broom.

4 sweep

Force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.

synonyms: drag, drag in, embroil, sweep up, tangle.

Dutch: verstrikken, verwikkelen

5 sweep

To cover or extend over an area or time period.

synonyms: cross, span, traverse.

6 sweep

Clean by sweeping.

7 sweep

Win an overwhelming victory in or on.

8 sweep

Cover the entire range of.

9 sweep

Make a big sweeping gesture or movement.

synonyms: swing, swing out.

Moby thesaurus: Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, S-curve, aberrancy, aberration, advance, airscape, ambit, arc, arch, ball the jack, barrel, be effortless, be painless, bend, bend back, bending, bias, bingo ... show more.

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