Meaning of sweep up

Definition of sweep up

(verb) 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"
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"

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