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Sweep

v. t.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 purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively.
[imp. & p. p. Swept ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sweeping.]
I will sweep it with the besom of destruction.
- Isa. xiv. 23.
2.To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.
The hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies.
- Isa. xxviii. 17.
3.To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.
4.To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.
And like a peacock sweep along his tail.
- Shak.
5.To strike with a long stroke.
6.(Naut.) To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.
7.To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.
To sweep a mold
(Founding) to form the sand into a mold by a templet, instead of compressing it around the pattern.
v. i.1.To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.
2.To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.
3.To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.
n.1.The act of sweeping.
2.The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.
3.The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye.
4.The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep.
5.Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease.
6.Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass.
7.Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line.
The road which makes a small sweep.
- Sir W. Scott.
8.One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper.
9.(Founding) A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding.
10.(Naut.) The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of a circle.
11.(Refining) The almond furnace.
12.A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.
13.(Card Playing) In the game of casino, a pairing or combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks (thirteen) in a hand; a slam.
14.The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.
Sweep net
a net for drawing over a large compass.
Sweep of the tiller
(Naut.) a circular frame on which the tiller traverses.
Noun1.sweep - a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
Synonyms: expanse
2.sweep - someone who cleans soot from chimneys
3.sweep - winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Synonyms: slam
4.sweep - a long oar used in an open boat
Synonyms: sweep oar
5.sweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
Synonyms: end run
6.sweep - a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
Verb1.sweep - sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
Synonyms: brush
2.sweep - 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"
Synonyms: sail
3.sweep - sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
Synonyms: broom
4.sweep - 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"
5.sweep - 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"
Synonyms: span, traverse, cross
6.sweep - clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
7.sweep - win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
8.sweep - cover the entire range of
9.sweep - make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Synonyms: swing out, swing
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