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 swept swept

adj

  • possessing sweep  ( swept )
    possessing sweep
     the sleek swept wings of the plane
    the sleek swept wings of the plane


  •  sweep sweep

    noun

  • () a wide scope  ( expanse, sweep )
    a wide scope
     the sweep of the plains
    the sweep of the plains
  • a movement in an arc  ( sweep )
    a movement in an arc
     a sweep of his arm
    a sweep of his arm
  • (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line  ( end run, sweep )
    (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
  • a long oar used in an open boat  ( sweep, sweep oar )
    a long oar used in an open boat
  • winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge  ( slam, sweep )
    winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
  • someone who cleans soot from chimneys  ( chimneysweep, chimneysweeper, sweep )
    someone who cleans soot from chimneys
  • verb

  • () sweep across or over  ( brush, sweep )
    sweep across or over
     Her long skirt brushed the floor
    Her long skirt brushed the floor
     A gasp swept cross the audience
    A gasp swept cross the audience
  • () move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions  ( sail, sweep )
    move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
     The diva swept into the room
    The diva swept into the room
     Shreds of paper sailed through the air
    Shreds of paper sailed through the air
     The searchlights swept across the sky
    The searchlights swept across the sky
  • () sweep with a broom or as if with a broom  ( broom, sweep )
    sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
     Sweep the crumbs off the table
    Sweep the crumbs off the table
     Sweep under the bed
    Sweep under the bed
  • () force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action  ( drag in, tangle, drag, embroil, sweep up, sweep )
    force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
     They were swept up by the events
    They were swept up by the events
     don't drag me into this business
    don't drag me into this business
  • () to cover or extend over an area or time period  ( cross, traverse, sweep, span )
    to cover or extend over an area or time period
     Rivers traverse the valley floor
    Rivers traverse the valley floor
     The parking lot spans 3 acres
    The parking lot spans 3 acres
     The novel spans three centuries
    The novel spans three centuries
  • () win an overwhelming victory in or on  ( sweep )
    win an overwhelming victory in or on
     Her new show dog swept all championships
    Her new show dog swept all championships
  • () clean by sweeping  ( sweep )
    clean by sweeping
     Please sweep the floor
    Please sweep the floor
  • make a big sweeping gesture or movement  ( sweep, swing out, swing )
    make a big sweeping gesture or movement
  • cover the entire range of  ( sweep )
    cover the entire range of