|1.||[ verb ] sweep across or over|
"Her long skirt brushed the floor" "A gasp swept cross the audience"
|Related terms:||move brush|
|2.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||move swan breeze_through pass breeze_through brush|
|3.||[ verb ] sweep with a broom or as if with a broom|
"Sweep the crumbs off the table" "Sweep under the bed"
|Related terms:||wipe sweeping carpet_sweeper|
|4.||[ noun ] a wide scope|
"the sweep of the plains"
|5.||[ verb ] force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action|
|Synonyms:||embroil sweep_up drag drag_in tangle|
"They were swept up by the events" "don't drag me into this business"
|Related terms:||involve imbroglio|
|6.||[ verb ] to cover or extend over an area or time period|
|Synonyms:||span traverse cross|
"Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres" "The novel spans three centuries"
|7.||[ verb ] clean by sweeping|
"Please sweep the floor"
|Related terms:||clean sweeping chimneysweeper|
|8.||[ verb ] win an overwhelming victory in or on|
: "Her new show dog swept all championships"
|9.||[ verb ] make a big sweeping gesture or movement|
|10.||[ noun ] (bridge) winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge|
|Related terms:||victory little_slam grand_slam bridge|
|11.||[ noun ] (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line|
|Related terms:||run American_football|
|12.||[ noun ] (work) someone who cleans soot from chimneys|
|13.||[ verb ] cover the entire range of|
|Related terms:||cover rake|
|14.||[ noun ] (nautical) a long oar used in an open boat|
|15.||[ noun ] a movement in an arc|
"a sweep of his arm"
|Related terms:||motion swing|