Meaning of sweep

Definition of sweep

(noun) a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
someone who cleans soot from chimneys
winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
a long oar used in an open boat
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
(verb) sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
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 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; "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"
clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
cover the entire range of

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