1 a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" [syn: expanse]
3 winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn: slam]
4 a long oar used in an open boat [syn: sweep oar]
5 (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line [syn: end run]
6 a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
1 sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience" [syn: brush]
2 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" [syn: sail]
3 sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" [syn: broom]
4 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" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep up, drag, drag in]
5 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" [syn: cross, traverse, span]
6 clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
7 win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
8 cover the entire range of
- , /swiːp/, /swi:p/
- Rhymes: -iːp
EtymologyFrom swāpan; see also swoop.
- To clean (a floor, etc) using a broom or brush.
- To move through an (horizontal) arc or similar long stroke.
- To search (a place) methodically.
- To play a sweep shot.
- To brush the ice in front of a moving stone, causing it to travel farther and to curl less.
- To move something in a particular motion, as a broom
to clean (a floor, etc) using a broom or brush
- Bosnian: mesti, pomesti
- Croatian: mesti, pomesti
- Czech: zamést
- French: balayer
- German: fegen, kehren
- Irish: scuab
- Italian: spazzare, scopare
- Japanese: 掃除する (そうじする, sōji-suru), 掃く (haku)
- Polish: zamiatać
- Portuguese: varrer
- Russian: подметать, мести
- Scottish Gaelic: sguab
- Spanish: barrer
- Telugu: ఊడ్చు (ooDchu)
to move through an arc or similar long stroke
- Irish: scuab
- Japanese: 掃引する (sōin-suru)
search (a place) methodically
cricket: play a sweep shot
curling: brush the ice in curling
- Japanese: 掃く (haku)
to move something in a certain motion
- The person who steers a dragon boat.
- A person who stands at the stern of a surf boat, steering with a steering oar and commanding the crew.
- A chimney sweep.
- A search (typically for bugs [electronic listening devices]).
- A batsman's shot, played from a kneeling position with a swinging horizontal bat.
- A lottery, usually
on the results of a sporting event, where players win if their
randomly chosen team
- Jim will win fifty dollars in the office sweep if Japan wins the World Cup.
- A flow of water parallel to shore caused by wave action at an ocean beach or at a point or headland.
person who steers a dragon boat
chimney sweep See chimney sweep
a search for bugs (electronic listening devices)
type of shot in cricket
Sweep may refer to any of the following:
- Sweep (football play)
- Sweep (grappling)
- Sweep (martial arts)
- Sweep, a shot played in cricket
- A nickname for football player Shaun Wright-Phillips
- A team that wins an elimination series in the minimum possible number of games, or that wins all of its regular season games against a particular opponent, is said to have "swept" its opponent
- Sweep (horse), a champion thoroughbred race horse
- Sweep (book series), a fictional series by Cate Tiernan
- Sweep (software), a digital audio editor
- Sweep (fish) a number of fish in the suborder Scorpidinae
- Sweep account, a kind of bank account
- Sweep line algorithm, a concept in computational geometry
- Sweep-picking, a guitar technique
- Swept wing, a layout of the wings on an airplane
- Sweeps, a system of calculating viewership for television programming
- Sweep (puppet), a character on the Sooty television show
- SWEEPS, the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search.
- Sweep, abbreviation of sweepstake, a sales promotion or lottery
- A sweep is the sail of a windmill, particularly in Kent and Sussex.
sweep in German: Fegen
sweep in Spanish: Basura (desambiguación)
sweep in Japanese: スウィープ
sweep in Swedish: Fegen
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