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Overview of noun sweeping

The noun sweeping has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) sweeping

(the act of cleaning with a broom)


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)


Overview of adj sweeping

The adj sweeping has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) sweeping

(taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river")

2. sweeping, wholesale

(ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction")

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