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  • 1 sweep away — index eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, obliterate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 sweep away — verb 1. eliminate completely and without a trace (Freq. 2) The old values have been wiped out • Syn: ↑wipe out • Derivationally related forms: ↑wipeout (for: ↑wipe out) …

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  • 3 sweep away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sweep away : present tense I/you/we/they sweep away he/she/it sweeps away present participle sweeping away past tense swept away past participle swept away 1) to destroy or to completely remove something Many… …

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  • 4 sweep away — 1. Clear away (by a broom), brush away. 2. Dislodge, remove, expel, drive off, sweep off. 3. Destroy, overwhelm, carry off …

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  • 5 sweep away — verb a) To remove something by, or as if by, sweeping. b) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet …

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  • 6 sweep away (something) — 1. to get rid of something. You will have to sweep away all your anger in order to improve your relations with your family. There was almost no wind to sweep the smog away. 2. to destroy something. The decision to close the lab meant that twenty… …

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  • 7 Sweep — Sweep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweeping}.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See {Swoop}, v. i.] 1. To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the… …

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  • 8 sweep — ► VERB (past and past part. swept) 1) clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter. 2) move or push with great force. 3) (sweep away/aside) remove or abolish swiftly and suddenly. 4) search or survey (an area). 5) pass or traverse swiftly and… …

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  • 9 sweep off — Sweep away, sweep, brush off, brush away …

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  • 10 sweep — sweep1 W3S3 [swi:p] v past tense and past participle swept [swept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clean something)¦ 2¦(push something somewhere)¦ 3¦(push somebody/something with force)¦ 4¦(group moves)¦ 5¦(wind/waves etc)¦ 6¦(become popular)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦… …

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  • 11 sweep — [[t]swi͟ːp[/t]] ♦♦♦ sweeps, sweeping, swept 1) VERB If you sweep an area of floor or ground, you push dirt or rubbish off it using a brush with a long handle. [V n] The owner of the store was sweeping his floor when I walked in... [V n prep/adv]… …

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  • 12 sweep — I UK [swiːp] / US [swɪp] verb Word forms sweep : present tense I/you/we/they sweep he/she/it sweeps present participle sweeping past tense swept UK [swept] / US past participle swept ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to clean a floor, the ground …

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  • 13 sweep — v. & n. v. (past and past part. swept) 1 tr. clean or clear (a room or area etc.) with or as with a broom. 2 intr. (often foll. by up) clean a room etc. in this way. 3 tr. (often foll. by up) collect or remove (dirt or litter etc.) by sweeping. 4 …

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  • 14 sweep — Synonyms and related words: Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, S curve, aberrancy, aberration, advance, airscape, ambit, arc, arch, ball the jack, barrel, be effortless, be painless, bend, bend back, bending, bias, bingo, boom, bow, bowing …

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  • 15 sweep — I. v. a. 1. Clean (with a broom), brush. 2. Graze, touch (in passing), brush, rub over. 3. Traverse, pass over. 4. Carry off, sweep off, sweep away. 5. Carry with pomp, flourish. II. n …

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  • 16 sweep off — verb overwhelm emotionally Her swept her away • Syn: ↑sweep away • Hypernyms: ↑affect, ↑impress, ↑move, ↑strike • Verb Frames …

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  • 17 sweep — v 1.Often sweep away or out whisk, brush, vacuum; clean, clean up, spruce up, tidy up, clear out, remove the dirt from; dust, wipe, swipe, swab, mop, scrub. 2. force, push, drive, blow, drift, carry, move; draw, pull, stroke, paint; clear, open,… …

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  • 18 Sweep (book series) — Sweep   Author(s) Cate Tiernan Country USA …

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  • 19 Sweep — Sweep, n. 1. The act of sweeping. [1913 Webster] 2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep. [1913 Webster] 3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye. [1913 Webster] 4. The… …

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  • 20 Sweep net — Sweep Sweep, n. 1. The act of sweeping. [1913 Webster] 2. The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep. [1913 Webster] 3. The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye. [1913 Webster] 4. The …

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