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sweep



I - noun
1. a wide scope (Freq. 3)
- the sweep of the plains
Syn:
expanse
Hypernyms:
scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit
2. (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
Syn:
end run
Topics:
American football, American football game
Hypernyms:
run, running, running play, running game
3. someone who cleans soot from chimneys
Syn:
chimneysweeper, chimneysweep
Hypernyms:
cleaner
4. winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Syn:
slam
Hypernyms:
victory, triumph
Hyponyms:
grand slam, little slam, small slam
Part Holonyms:
bridge
5. a long oar used in an open boat
Syn:
sweep oar
Hypernyms:
oar
6. a movement in an arc
- a sweep of his arm
Hypernyms:
motion, movement, move, motility

II - verb
1. sweep across or over (Freq. 13)
- Her long skirt brushed the floor
- A gasp swept cross the audience
Syn:
brush
Hypernyms:
move
Verb Group:
sail, brush
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions (Freq. 12)
- The diva swept into the room
- Shreds of paper sailed through the air
- The searchlights swept across the sky
Syn:
sail
See Also:
sail through (for: sail), sweep through
Hypernyms:
move
Hyponyms:
swan
Verb Group:
brush
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s PP
3. sweep with a broom or as if with a broom (Freq. 5)
- Sweep the crumbs off the table
- Sweep under the bed
Syn:
broom
Derivationally related forms:
broom (for: broom), sweeper, sweeping
Hypernyms:
wipe, pass over
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s PP
4. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action (Freq. 3)
- They were swept up by the events
- don't drag me into this business
Syn:
embroil, tangle, sweep up, drag, drag in
Derivationally related forms:
embroilment (for: embroil)
Hypernyms:
involve
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody PP
5. to cover or extend over an area or time period (Freq. 2)
- Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres
- The novel spans three centuries
Syn:
cross, traverse, span
Derivationally related forms:
span (for: span)
Hypernyms:
cover, continue, extend
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s something
6. clean by sweeping (Freq. 1)
- Please sweep the floor
Derivationally related forms:
sweeper, sweeping
Hypernyms:
clean, make clean
Verb Group:
broom
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
7. win an overwhelming victory in or on (Freq. 1)
- Her new show dog swept all championships
Hypernyms:
win
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
8. cover the entire range of
Hypernyms:
cover, continue, extend
Hyponyms:
rake
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
9. make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Syn:
swing, swing out
Derivationally related forms:
swing (for: swing)
Hypernyms:
wield, handle, manage
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP

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