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Main Entry: 1sweep
Pronunciation: primarystressswemacronp
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): swept /primarystressswept/; sweep·ing
1 a : to remove from a surface with or as if with a broom or brush <sweep the dirt off the rug> b : to remove or take with a single continuous forceful action <swept the books off the desk> c : to drive or carry along with great force
2 a : to clean with or as if with a broom or brush <sweep the floor> b : to move across or along swiftly, violently, or overwhelmingly <a storm swept across the plains> c : to win all of <the presidential candidate swept the western states>
3 : to move with stately or sweeping movements <swept into the room>
4 : to move or extend in a wide curve or range
- sweep·er noun


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