- 1. sweeping, cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
- usage: the act of cleaning with a broom
- 1. brush, sweep, move
- usage: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
- 2. sweep, sail, move
- usage: 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. sweep, broom, wipe, pass over
- usage: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
- 4. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in, involve
- usage: 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. cross, traverse, span, sweep, cover, continue, extend
- usage: 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. sweep, clean, make clean
- usage: clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
- 7. sweep, win
- usage: win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
- 8. sweep, cover, continue, extend
- usage: cover the entire range of
- 9. swing, sweep, swing out, wield, handle, manage
- usage: make a big sweeping gesture or movement
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- 1. sweeping, wide (vs. narrow), broad
- usage: 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, indiscriminate (vs. discriminate)
- usage: ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
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