Definition of 'sweep'
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Yesterday police were making one final sweep of the crime scene. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The team swept the area before blowing up the shell. The Sun (2008)The broad brush sweeps before it the guilty and the innocent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They won it because they refused to be swept away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet a longer sweep is liable to produce rather more mixed results. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Any hopes of an improvement after the interval were quickly swept away. The Sun (2012)Tax accountants are also being swept aside. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You can imagine with the hotel sweeping across opposite the pavilion side it will look terrific. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Push from the left foot to lunge over to the other side in one sweeping movement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This arc of pristine sand sweeps around a bay backed by swaying palm trees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He sweeps his hand through his hair again. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was fantastic to have the crowd with us and they swept us along. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That hair is swept up and tied back into a ponytail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The great sweeping ideologies had been a failure. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He promised sweeping reforms and social justice for all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Then there has been a whole sweep of diseases. The Sun (2010)So make a clean sweep with these sparkling offers. The Sun (2014)They paint the grand sweep of history. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's not entirely terrible that a lot of the past has been swept away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yes, it is very early to be making sweeping assessments but these were worrying signs. The Sun (2009)If it detects an enemy sweep, the boat dives and moves somewhere safer before repeating the process. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You can follow a trail up the cliff; the reward is an amazing view of two sweeping bays and the whole peninsula beyond. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'sweep'
British English: sweep /swiːp/ VERB
If you sweep an area of ground, you push dirt or rubbish off it with a broom.
She was in the kitchen sweeping crumbs into a dust pan.
- American English: sweep
- Arabic: يَكْنُسُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: varrer
- Chinese: 扫
- Croatian: mesti
- Czech: zamést
- Danish: feje
- Dutch: vegen
- European Spanish: barrer
- Finnish: lakaista
- French: balayer
- German: fegen
- Greek: σκουπίζω
- Italian: spazzare
- Japanese: 掃く
- Korean: 쓸다
- Norwegian: feie
- Polish: rozciągnąć się
- European Portuguese: varrer
- Romanian: a mătura
- Russian: мести
- Spanish: barrer
- Swedish: sopa
- Thai: กวาด
- Turkish: süpürmek
- Ukrainian: замітати
- Vietnamese: quét
Definition of sweep from the Collins English Dictionary
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