1. sweep - noun
· a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
2. sweep - noun
· someone who cleans soot from chimneys
3. sweep - noun
· winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
4. sweep - noun
· a long oar used in an open boat
5. sweep - noun
· (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
6. sweep - noun
· a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
7. sweep - verb
· sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
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"
9. sweep - verb
· sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
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"
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"
12. sweep - verb
· clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
13. sweep - verb
· win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
14. sweep - verb
· cover the entire range of
15. sweep - verb
· make a big sweeping gesture or movement
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