Sweep Meaning and Definition


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Sweep meaning

Word: Sweep

How to pronounce: swiːp

Verb

Definitions:

1. Clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter.

Example sentences: "I've swept the floor"

2. Move swiftly and smoothly.

Example sentences: "A large black car swept past the open windows"

3. Search (an area) for something.

Example sentences: "The detective swept the room for hair and fingerprints"

Noun

Definitions:

1. An act of sweeping something with a brush.

Example sentences: "I was giving the floor a quick sweep"

2. A long, swift curving movement.

Example sentences: "A grandiose sweep of his hand"

3. A procedure for inducing labor in a pregnant woman, in which a medical practitioner moves a finger around within the opening of the cervix to detach the amniotic membranes.

Example sentences: "I went in for a sweep at 41 weeks"

4. A comprehensive search or survey of a place or area.

Example sentences: "The police finished their sweep through the woods"

5. A long, typically curved stretch of road, river, or land.

Example sentences: "We could see a wide sweep of country perhaps a hundred miles across"

6. A sweepstake.

7. An instance of winning every event, award, or place in a contest.

Example sentences: "A World Series sweep"

8. A long, heavy oar used to row a barge or other vessel.

Example sentences: "A big, heavy sweep oar"

9. A sail of a windmill.

10. A long pole mounted as a lever for raising buckets from a well.


Synonyms:

carry away

skim

slip

slide

drag

roll

take a ride

chimney sweep

sweep away

scour

cleaning

trimming

comb

scraping

clean

brush

scope

range

breadth

amplitude

swing

extent

span

round

bow

dimension

erase

obliterate

wash

rub out

bend

reach

annihilate

wipe out

cancel

exterminate

eradicate

abolish

swish

flapping

broom

whisk

glide

drift

flow

breeze


Derivations:

sweeping

sweeper


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Sweep in Other Languages...

Spanish: Barrer

German: Fegen

French: Balayer

Italian: Spazzare

Turkish: Süpürmek


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