Definitions of sweep:
  • noun:   a movement in an arc
    Example: "A sweep of his arm"
  • noun:   a long oar used in an open boat
  • noun:   a wide scope
    Example: "The sweep of the plains"
  • noun:   (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
  • noun:   winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
  • noun:   someone who cleans soot from chimneys
  • verb:   cover the entire range of
  • verb:   win an overwhelming victory in or on
  • verb:   sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
    Example: "Sweep the crumbs off the table"
  • verb:   clean by sweeping
    Example: "Please sweep the floor"
  • verb:   move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
  • verb:   make a big sweeping gesture or movement
  • verb:   sweep across or over
  • verb:   force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
  • verb:   to cover or extend over an area or time period
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #49132)

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