HyperDic: sweep

English > 15 senses of the word sweep:
VERBmotionsweep, brushsweep across or over
motionsweep, sailmove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
contactsweep, broomsweep with a broom or as if with a broom
stativesweep, embroil, tangle, sweep up, drag, drag inforce into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
stativesweep, cross, traverse, spanto cover or extend over an area or time period
contactsweepclean by sweeping
competitionsweepwin / win an overwhelming victory in or on
stativesweepcover the entire range of
contactsweep, swing, swing outmake a big sweeping gesture or movement
NOUNattributesweep, expansea wide scope
person sweep, chimneysweeper, chimneysweepsomeone who cleans soot from chimneys
eventsweep, slamwinning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
artifactsweep, sweep oara long oar used in an open boat
actsweep, end run(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
actsweepa movement in an arc
sweep > pronunciation
Soundsswiy'p
Rhymesasleep ... weep: 22 rhymes with iyp...
English > sweep: 15 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA wide scope.
Example"the sweep of the plains"
Synonymexpanse
Broaderscope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitAn area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
Spanishamplitud, extensión
Verbssweepto cover or extend over an area or time period
sweepcover the entire range of
English > sweep: 15 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who cleans soot from chimneys.
Synonymschimneysweeper, chimneysweep
Broadercleanersomeone whose occupation is cleaning
Spanishdeshollinador, limipa chimeneas, limpiachimeneas
Catalanescura-xemeneies
Verbssweepclean by sweeping
English > sweep: 15 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningwinning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge.
Synonymslam
Part ofbridgeAny of various card games based on whist for four players
Narrowergrand slamwinning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
little slam, small slamwinning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge
Broadervictory, triumphA successful ending of a struggle or contest / contest
English > sweep: 15 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA long oar used in an open boat.
Synonymsweep oar
BroaderoarAn implement used to propel or steer a boat
English > sweep: 15 senses > noun 5, act
Meaning(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line.
Synonymend run
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
Broaderrun, running, running play, running game(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
English > sweep: 15 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA movement in an arc.
Example"a sweep of his arm"
Broadermotion, movement, move, motilityA change of position that does not entail a change of location
Verbssweepmake a big sweeping gesture or movement
sweepmove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
sweepsweep across or over
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningsweep across or over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymbrush
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Similar tobrushtouch lightly and briefly
sweep, sailMove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
Spanishbarrer, extenderse
Catalanescombrar, estendre's
Nounssweepa movement in an arc
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsail
Narrowerswansweep majestically
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
See alsosweep throughsucceed at easily
Similar tobrush, sweepsweep across or over
Nounssweepa movement in an arc
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningsweep with a broom or as if with a broom.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "Sweep the crumbs off the table"
  • "Sweep under the bed"
Synonymbroom
Broaderwipe, pass overrub with a circular motion
Similar tosweepclean by sweeping
Spanishbarrer, escoba
Catalanescombrar
Nounssweepera cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
sweeperan employee who sweeps / sweeps (floors or streets etc.)
sweepingthe act of cleaning with a broom
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningForce into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsembroil, tangle, sweep up, drag, drag in
BroaderinvolveEngage as a participant
Spanishimplicar
Catalanembolicar, implicar
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningTo cover or extend over an area or time period.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymscross, traverse, span
Broadercover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
Spanishabarcar
Catalanabraçar, comprendre, encreuar-se
Nounssweepa wide scope
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningclean by sweeping.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Please sweep the floor"
Broaderclean, make cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
Similar tosweep, broomsweep with a broom or as if with a broom
Spanishbarrer
Catalanescombrar
Nounssweepsomeone who cleans soot from chimneys
sweepera cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
sweeperan employee who sweeps / sweeps (floors or streets etc.)
sweepingthe act of cleaning with a broom
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 7, competition
Meaningwin / win an overwhelming victory in or on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
BroaderwinBe the winner in a contest or competition
Spanisharrasar
Catalanarrasar
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningCover the entire range of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowerrakesweep the length of
Broadercover, continue, extendspan an interval / interval of distance, space or time
Nounssweepa wide scope
English > sweep: 15 senses > verb 9, contact
Meaningmake a big sweeping gesture or movement.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsswing, swing out
Broaderwield, handle, manageHandle effectively
Spanishbalancear, columpiar, mecer
Catalanbalancejar-se, bressar, gronxar-se, gronxar, gronxolar, penjar
Nounssweepa movement in an arc

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