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Overview of noun sweep

The noun sweep has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) sweep, expanse

(a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains")

2. chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweep

(someone who cleans soot from chimneys)

3. slam, sweep

(winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge)

4. sweep, sweep oar

(a long oar used in an open boat)

5. end run, sweep

((American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line)

6. sweep

(a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm")


Overview of verb sweep

The verb sweep has 9 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (13) brush, sweep

(sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience")

2. (12) sweep, sail

(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")

3. (5) sweep, broom

(sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed")

4. (3) embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in

(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")

5. (2) cross, traverse, span, sweep

(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")

6. (1) sweep

(clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor")

7. (1) sweep

(win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships")

8. sweep

(cover the entire range of)

9. swing, sweep, swing out

(make a big sweeping gesture or movement)

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