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Meaning of sweep

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" [syn: {sweep},
      2: someone who cleans soot from chimneys [syn: {chimneysweeper},
         {chimneysweep}, {sweep}]
      3: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn:
         {slam}, {sweep}]
      4: a long oar used in an open boat [syn: {sweep}, {sweep oar}]
      5: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running
         around the end of the line [syn: {end run}, {sweep}]
      6: a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
      v 1: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor";
           "A gasp swept cross the audience" [syn: {brush}, {sweep}]
      2: 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" [syn: {sweep},
      3: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs
         off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" [syn: {sweep}, {broom}]
      4: 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" [syn: {embroil}, {tangle}, {sweep},
         {sweep up}, {drag}, {drag in}]
      5: 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" [syn: {cross}, {traverse},
         {span}, {sweep}]
      6: clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
      7: win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept
         all championships"
      8: cover the entire range of
      9: make a big sweeping gesture or movement [syn: {swing},
         {sweep}, {swing out}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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