Dictionary Results for sweep


1. sweep - noun

· a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"

Synonym(s): expanse

Hypernym(s): scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit




2. sweep - noun

· someone who cleans soot from chimneys

Synonym(s): chimneysweeper, chimneysweep

Hypernym(s): cleaner




3. sweep - noun

· winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

Synonym(s): slam

Hypernym(s): victory, triumph




4. sweep - noun

· a long oar used in an open boat

Synonym(s): sweep_oar

Hypernym(s): oar




5. sweep - noun

· (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

Synonym(s): end_run

Hypernym(s): run, running, running_play, running_game




6. sweep - noun

· a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"

Hypernym(s): motion, movement, move, motility




7. sweep - verb

· sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

Synonym(s): brush

Hypernym(s): move




8. sweep - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): sail

Hypernym(s): move




9. sweep - verb

· sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"

Synonym(s): broom

Hypernym(s): wipe, pass_over




10. sweep - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): embroil, tangle, sweep_up, drag, drag_in

Hypernym(s): involve




11. sweep - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): cross, traverse, span

Hypernym(s): cover, continue, extend




12. sweep - verb

· clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"

Hypernym(s): clean, make_clean




13. sweep - verb

· win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"

Hypernym(s): win




14. sweep - verb

· cover the entire range of

Hypernym(s): cover, continue, extend




15. sweep - verb

· make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Synonym(s): swing, swing_out

Hypernym(s): wield, handle, manage





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