1. swept

adjective. ['ˈswɛpt'] possessing sweep.


  • sweptback


  • forward
  • dirty

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Rhymes with Swept

  • overslept
  • intercept
  • except
  • accept
  • stepped
  • slept
  • prepped
  • inept
  • crept
  • adept
  • sept
  • leapt
  • leaped
  • kept

Sentences with swept

1. Verb, past tense
Inhaled particles, other foreign matter and bacteria are trapped in the mucus and swept out of the trachea.

2. Verb, past participle
Vacuum the carpet after you have swept to pick up all the loose dirt, debris and pet hair.

Quotes about swept

1. It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

2. You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn't that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.
- Jon Stewart

3. Ah, love, let us be true To one another! for the world, which seems To lie before us like a land of dreams, So various, so beautiful, so new, Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light, Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain; And we are here as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.
- Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach and Other Poems

2. tempest-swept

adjective. pounded or hit repeatedly by storms or adversities.


  • tempest-tossed
  • troubled
  • storm-tossed
  • tempest-tost


  • unconcerned
  • quiet
  • undisturbed
  • unmolested