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1. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions.

Synonyms

  • sail
  • move
  • swan

Antonyms

  • unfold
  • unmask
  • uncover
  • undress

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Rhymes with Sweep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • steep
  • sleep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leep
  • leap
  • kniep
  • kneip

How do you pronounce sweep?

Pronounce sweep as swip.

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Sentences with sweep


1. Noun, singular or mass
Plug the other end into the closest outlet that proved non-functional during the previous sweep of the home.

2. Verb, base form
Flip the canvas, cushion or tarp over and sweep away any grass or other debris with a broom.

Quotes about sweep


1. You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
- Stephen King

2. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

3. The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.For nothing now can ever come to any good.
- W.H. Auden, Selected Poems

2. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] sweep across or over.

Synonyms

  • move
  • sail

Antonyms

  • arise
  • show
  • fall short of

3. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] sweep with a broom or as if with a broom.

Synonyms

  • wipe
  • broom

Antonyms

  • disentangle
  • unsnarl
  • untwist

4. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.

Synonyms

  • drag in
  • sweep up
  • embroil
  • involve
  • tangle

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • put option
  • call option
  • decrease

5. sweep

noun. ['ˈswiːp'] a wide scope.

Synonyms

  • compass
  • ambit
  • expanse
  • orbit
  • range
  • scope

Antonyms

  • open
  • beginning
  • failure
  • complain

6. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] to cover or extend over an area or time period.

Synonyms

  • cover
  • continue
  • span
  • extend
  • traverse

Antonyms

  • relax
  • unstrain
  • ebb
  • arrive

7. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] win an overwhelming victory in or on.

Antonyms

  • exclude

8. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] clean by sweeping.

Synonyms

  • clean
  • broom

Antonyms

  • unravel
  • unknot
  • untwine

9. sweep

verb. ['ˈswiːp'] make a big sweeping gesture or movement.

Synonyms

  • manage
  • swing out
  • wield
  • handle

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • good-natured
  • lengthwise
  • uncross

10. sweep

noun. ['ˈswiːp'] a movement in an arc.

Synonyms

  • motion
  • motility
  • move

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • fail
  • incapability
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