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sweep

 (swēp)
v. swept (swĕpt), sweep·ing, sweeps
v.tr.
1. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush: sweep a chimney.
2. To clear away with a broom or brush: swept snow from the steps.
3. To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
4.
a. To search thoroughly: The counselors swept the dormitory during the fire drill.
b. To search for and remove (electronic eavesdropping devices) from a place: swept the room for bugs.
5. To touch or brush lightly, as with a trailing garment: willow branches sweeping the ground.
6. To pass over or through a surface or medium with a continuous movement: He swept the sponge over the tile. The conductor swept her baton through the air.
7. To clear, drive, or convey with relentless force: The flood waters swept away everything in their path.
8. To wipe out at a single stroke. Often used with away: The incident in effect swept away all her dreams.
9. To remove or carry off with a swift brushing motion: swept the cards off the table; swept the child into his arms.
10. To move across or through swiftly or broadly: News of the lunar landing swept the country.
11. To pass quickly across, as when searching: His gaze swept the horizon.
12. To drag the bottom of (a body of water).
13.
a. To win all games in (a series) or all stages of (a contest): swept the World Series.
b. To win overwhelmingly in: The opposition party swept the election.
v.intr.
1. To clean or clear a surface with a broom or brush.
2.
a. To search an area for something.
b. To search for and remove electronic eavesdropping devices.
3. To move swiftly or broadly: The wind swept over the plain.
4. To move swiftly in a lofty manner, as if in a trailing robe: She swept by in silence.
5. To trail, as a long garment.
6. To extend gracefully, especially in a long curve: The hills sweep down to the sea.
7. To extend in a wide range: Searchlights swept across the sky.
n.
1. A clearing out or removal with a broom or brush.
2.
a. A thorough search of an area: a police sweep for drug dealers.
b. A search for and removal of electronic eavesdropping devices, as in a room.
3.
a. A wide curving motion: a sweep of the arm.
b. A curve or contour that resembles the path of sweeping motion: the sweep of her hair.
4. An extent or stretch: a sweep of green lawn.
5. Range or scope: the broad sweep of history. See Synonyms at range.
6. Football An end run in which one or more linemen leave the line of scrimmage and block in advance of the ball carrier.
7. One who sweeps, especially a chimney sweep.
8. sweeps Sweepings.
9.
a. The winning of all stages of a game or contest.
b. An overwhelming victory or success.
10. A long oar used to propel a boat.
11. A long pole attached to a pivot and used to raise or lower a bucket in a well.
12. sweeps (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Informal Sweepstakes.
13.
a. sweeps The period each fall, winter, and spring when television ratings are accrued and studied and advertising rates are reset.
b. The national survey of local stations that is conducted to determine these ratings.
14. The steady motion of an electron beam across a cathode-ray tube.
Idioms:
sweep (someone) off (someone's) feet
To cause someone to be admiring or infatuated.
sweep under the rug
To avoid discussing or dealing with (something negative or troubling).

[Middle English swepen, perhaps from swepe, past tense of swopen, to sweep along; see swoop.]

sweep

(swiːp)
vb, sweeps, sweeping or swept
1. to clean or clear (a space, chimney, etc) with a brush, broom, etc
2. (often foll by up) to remove or collect (dirt, rubbish, etc) with a brush, broom, etc
3. to move in a smooth or continuous manner, esp quickly or forcibly: cars swept along the road.
4. to move in a proud or dignified fashion: she swept past.
5. to spread or pass rapidly across, through, or along (a region, area, etc): the news swept through the town.
6. (tr) to direct (the gaze, line of fire, etc) over; survey
7. (tr; foll by away or off) to overwhelm emotionally: she was swept away by his charm.
8. (tr) to brush or lightly touch (a surface, etc): the dress swept along the ground.
9. (often foll by: away) to convey, clear, or abolish, esp with strong or continuous movements: the sea swept the sand castle away; secondary modern schools were swept away.
10. (intr) to extend gracefully or majestically, esp in a wide circle: the plains sweep down to the sea.
11. (Nautical Terms) to search (a body of water) for mines, etc, by dragging
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to search (a room, area, etc) electronically to detect spying devices
13. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to win overwhelmingly, esp in an election: Labour swept the country.
14. (Cricket) cricket to play (a ball) with a sweep
15. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to propel (a boat) with sweeps
16. sweep something under the carpet rug to conceal (something, esp a problem) in the hope that it will be overlooked by others
17. (Gambling, except Cards) (in gambling) to win all the cards or money
18. to win every event or prize in a contest
n
19. the act or an instance of sweeping; removal by or as if by a brush or broom
20. a swift or steady movement, esp in an arc: with a sweep of his arms.
21. (Mechanical Engineering) the distance, arc, etc, through which something, such as a pendulum, moves
22. a wide expanse or scope: the sweep of the plains.
23. any curving line or contour
24. (Card Games) cards
a. the winning of every trick in a hand of whist
b. the taking, by pairing, of all exposed cards in cassino
25. (Gambling, except Cards) short for sweepstake
26. (Cricket) cricket a shot in which the ball is hit more or less square on the leg side from a half-kneeling position with the bat held nearly horizontal
27. (Nautical Terms)
a. a long oar used on an open boat
b. Austral a person steering a surfboat with such an oar
28. (Mechanical Engineering) any of the sails of a windmill
29. (Electronics) electronics a steady horizontal or circular movement of an electron beam across or around the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube
30. (Agriculture) agriculture
a. a rakelike attachment for the front of a motor vehicle for pushing hay into piles
b. a triangular blade on a cultivator used to cut through roots below the surface of the soil
31. a curving driveway
32. chiefly Brit See chimney sweep
33. (Mechanical Engineering) another name for swipe6
34. clean sweep
a. an overwhelming victory or success
b. a complete change; purge: to make a clean sweep.
[C13 swepen; related to Old English swāpan, Old Norse sveipa; see swipe, swoop]
ˈsweepy adj

sweep1

(swip)

v. swept, sweep•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to remove (dust, dirt, etc.) with a broom, brush, or the like.
2. to clear (a floor, room, chimney, etc.) of dirt, litter, or the like, using a broom or brush.
3. to drive or carry by some steady force, as of a wind or wave.
4. to pass or draw over a surface with a continuous stroke or movement: The painter swept a brush over his canvas.
5. to make (a path, opening, etc.) with or as if with a broom.
6. to clear (a surface, place, etc.) (often fol. by of): to sweep the sea of enemy ships.
7. (of winds, a flood, etc.) to pass over (a surface, region, etc.) with a steady, driving movement.
8. to search (an area or building) thoroughly.
9. to direct a gaze, the eyes, etc., over (a region, area, etc.).
10. to win decisively in (a contest or series of contests).
v.i.
11. to sweep a floor, room, etc., with or as if with a broom.
12. to move swiftly and forcefully (usu. fol. by along, into, etc.).
13. to move or extend in a wide curve or circuit: His glance swept around the room.
14. to conduct an underwater search by towing a drag under the surface of the water.
n.
15. the act of sweeping with or as if with a broom.
16. the steady, driving motion of something: the sweep of the wind.
17. a swinging or curving movement or stroke, as of the arm or an oar.
18. a continuous extent or stretch.
19. a leverlike device for raising or lowering a bucket in a well.
20. a large oar used in small vessels, sometimes to assist the rudder or to propel the craft.
21. an overwhelming victory in a contest.
22. a winning of all the games, prizes, etc., in a contest by one contestant.
24. any of the detachable triangular blades on a cultivator.
26.
a. (in whist) the winning of all the tricks in a hand. Compare slam 2.
b. (in casino) a pairing or combining, and hence taking, of all the cards on the board.
[1250–1300; Middle English swepen (v.); compare Old English geswēpa sweepings, derivative of swāpan to sweep, c. Old Frisian swēpa, Old Saxon swēpan, Old High German sweifan, Old Norse sveipa]

sweep2

(swip)

n.
[1845–55; by shortening]

sweep

To employ technical means to uncover planted microphones or other surveillance devices. See also technical survey.

Sweep, Sweepage

 things that are swept up, collectively, as the sweeping of gold or silver in a goldsmith’s workshop.
Example: sweep of hay, 1672.

sweep


Past participle: swept
Gerund: sweeping

Imperative
sweep
sweep
Present
I sweep
you sweep
he/she/it sweeps
we sweep
you sweep
they sweep
Preterite
I swept
you swept
he/she/it swept
we swept
you swept
they swept
Present Continuous
I am sweeping
you are sweeping
he/she/it is sweeping
we are sweeping
you are sweeping
they are sweeping
Present Perfect
I have swept
you have swept
he/she/it has swept
we have swept
you have swept
they have swept
Past Continuous
I was sweeping
you were sweeping
he/she/it was sweeping
we were sweeping
you were sweeping
they were sweeping
Past Perfect
I had swept
you had swept
he/she/it had swept
we had swept
you had swept
they had swept
Future
I will sweep
you will sweep
he/she/it will sweep
we will sweep
you will sweep
they will sweep
Future Perfect
I will have swept
you will have swept
he/she/it will have swept
we will have swept
you will have swept
they will have swept
Future Continuous
I will be sweeping
you will be sweeping
he/she/it will be sweeping
we will be sweeping
you will be sweeping
they will be sweeping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sweeping
you have been sweeping
he/she/it has been sweeping
we have been sweeping
you have been sweeping
they have been sweeping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sweeping
you will have been sweeping
he/she/it will have been sweeping
we will have been sweeping
you will have been sweeping
they will have been sweeping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sweeping
you had been sweeping
he/she/it had been sweeping
we had been sweeping
you had been sweeping
they had been sweeping
Conditional
I would sweep
you would sweep
he/she/it would sweep
we would sweep
you would sweep
they would sweep
Past Conditional
I would have swept
you would have swept
he/she/it would have swept
we would have swept
you would have swept
they would have swept

Sweep

A particular plow shovel design. The sweep widths range from about four inches to more than twelve inches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweep - a wide scopesweep - a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"
ambit, range, scope, reach, compass, orbit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
2.sweep - someone who cleans soot from chimneyssweep - someone who cleans soot from chimneys
cleaner - someone whose occupation is cleaning
3.sweep - winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
grand slam - winning all of the tricks in a hand of bridge
little slam, small slam - winning all but one of the tricks in a hand of bridge
4.sweep - a long oar used in an open boat
oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat
5.sweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the linesweep - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
running, running game, running play, run - (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running"
6.sweep - a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
Verb1.sweep - sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
sail, 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"
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"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
swan - sweep majestically; "Airplanes were swanning over the mountains"
sweep, brush - sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
ace, breeze through, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through, nail - succeed at easily; "She sailed through her exams"; "You will pass with flying colors"; "She nailed her astrophysics course"
3.sweep - sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
wipe, pass over - rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth"
sweep - clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
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"
involve - engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
5.sweep - to cover or extend over an area or time periodsweep - 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"
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
6.sweep - clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
broom, sweep - sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
7.sweep - win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
win - be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
8.sweep - cover the entire range of
cover, extend, continue - span an interval of distance, space or time; "The war extended over five years"; "The period covered the turn of the century"; "My land extends over the hills on the horizon"; "This farm covers some 200 acres"; "The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles"
rake - sweep the length of; "The gunfire raked the coast"
9.sweep - make a big sweeping gesture or movement
wield, handle, manage - handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

sweep

verb
1. brush, clean, wipe, vacuum, scrub, hoover, scour She was in the kitchen sweeping the floor.
2. clear, remove, brush, clean, get rid of, dispose of I swept rainwater off the flat top of a gravestone.
3. carry, pull, drag, drive Suddenly, she was swept along by the crowd.
4. sail, pass, fly, tear, zoom, glide, skim, scud, hurtle The car swept past the gate house.
5. spread through, flood, overwhelm, engulf, flow across, surge over A flu epidemic is sweeping the city.
6. swagger, sail, breeze, stride, stroll, glide, flounce She swept into the conference room.
7. scan, run over, skim, eye, check, examine, eyeball (slang), glance over, run your eye over Her gaze sweeps rapidly around the room.
noun
1. movement, move, swing, stroke, gesture She indicated the garden with a sweep of her hand.
2. arc, bend, curve the great sweep of the bay
3. search, check, examination, look, hunt, investigation, going-over (informal), inspection, exploration, combing Two of the soldiers swiftly began making a sweep of the premises.
4. extent, range, span, stretch, scope, compass the whole sweep of German social and political history
sweep something aside dismiss, reject, set aside, disregard, drop, shelve, discard, relegate, banish, dispel, spurn, repudiate, lay aside, pooh-pooh, put out of your mind His original diagnosis has now been swept aside by experts.
sweep something under the carpet conceal, hide, suppress, keep secret, ignore, stonewall, hush up, draw a veil over, keep silent about, keep dark, keep under your hat (informal) For a long time this problem has been swept under the carpet.

sweep

verb
To wield boldly and dramatically:
noun
1. A wide and open area, as of land, sky, or water:
2. An area within which something or someone exists, acts, or has influence or power:
Translations
شَبيه بِحَرَكَة التَّكْنيسكَنْس، تَكْنيسكَنّاس المَداخِنيانَصيب سِباق الخَيليَتَحَرَّك بِسُرْعَه
zaméstzameteníkominíkloteriemáchnutí
fejefeje hen overfejende bevægelsefejningrive
lakaista
mesti
elsöpörkéményseprõsöprésvégigszáguld
getraunirgeysageysastsópasópun
掃く
쓸다
iššluotikaminkrėtysmostelėjimasnuskinti laurusnušluostyti visiems nosis
aizslaucītdrāztiesjoņotmājiensnoslaucīt
kominármávnutieprehnať sazametaniezametať
pomestipometanjepometati
sopa
กวาด
quét

sweep

[swiːp] (swept (vb: pt, pp))
A. VT
1. [+ place, area]
1.1. (= clean) [+ floor, room, street] → barrer; [+ chimney] → deshollinar
have you had your chimney swept lately?¿te han deshollinado la chimenea recientemente?
the floor had been swept cleanel suelo estaba limpio porque lo habían barrido
1.2. (= touch) → rozar
her long dress swept the ground as she walkedsu vestido largo rozaba el suelo al caminar
1.3. (= spread through) [disease, idea, craze] → arrasar; [rumours] → correr por, extenderse por
the cycling craze sweeping the nationla locura del ciclismo que está arrasando el país
1.4. (= lash) [storm, rain, waves] → azotar, barrer
torrential storms swept the countrytormentas torrenciales azotaron or barrieron el país
the beach was swept by great wavesolas gigantescas azotaron or barrieron la playa
1.5. (= scan) [searchlight, eyes] → recorrer
he swept the horizon with his binocularsrecorrió el horizonte con sus prismáticos
1.6. (= search) → peinar
to sweep the sea for minesdragar el mar en busca de minas
2. (= move)
2.1. (with brush)
she was sweeping crumbs into a dustpanestaba recogiendo las migas con una escoba y un recogedor
she swept the snow into a heapbarrió la nieve y la amontonó
he swept the leaves off the pathbarrió las hojas del camino
to sweep sth under the carpet (Brit) sweep sth under the rug (US) → ocultar algo
2.2. (with hand, arm)
she swept her hair back with a flick of her wristse echó el pelo hacia atrás con un movimiento rápido de muñeca
her hair was swept back in a ponytailtenía el pelo peinado hacia atrás en una cola de caballo
the curtains were swept back in an elegant fashionlas cortinas estaban recogidas con elegancia
he swept the stamps into a boxrecogió los sellos en una caja
to sweep sb into one's armscoger or tomar a algn en brazos
I swept the rainwater off the bench with my handquité el agua de la lluvia del banco con la mano
2.3. (forcefully)
she was swept along by the crowd, the crowd swept her alongla multitud la arrastró
to be swept along by or on a wave of sth (fig) → dejarse llevar por una ola de algo
landslides that swept cars into the seacorrimientos de tierra que arrastraron coches hasta el mar
the election which swept Labour into office or powerlas elecciones en la que los laboristas arrasaron haciéndose con el poder
the water swept him off his feetla fuerza del agua lo derribó
he swept her off her feetla conquistó totalmente
they swept him off to lunchse lo llevaron a comer apresuradamente
a wave swept him overboarduna ola lo arrastró por encima de la borda
to sweep all before onearrasar con todo
3. (= win decisively) [+ election] → arrasar en
to sweep the board (= win prizes) → arrasar con todo
the socialists swept the board at the electionlos socialistas arrasaron en las elecciones
B. VI
1. (= clean) → barrer
2. (= spread)
2.1. [violence, disease, storm]
the violence which swept across Punjabla violencia que arrasó el Punjab
the storm which swept over the countryla tormenta que arrasó el país
plague swept through the countryla peste arrasó el país
2.2. [fire, smoke]
the fire swept rapidly through the forestel fuego se propagó or extendió rápidamente por el bosque
thick smoke swept through their homeuna densa humareda se propagó or extendió por la casa
2.3. [emotion]
a great wave of anger swept over meme invadió una gran oleada de ira
panic swept through the cityen la ciudad cundió el pánico
3. (= move)
3.1. [crowd, procession]
an angry crowd swept along the main thoroughfareuna multitud airada avanzaba por la calle principal
3.2. (majestically) [person, car]
to sweep past/in/outpasar/entrar/salir majestuosamente
to sweep into or out of a placeentrar/salir de un sitio majestuosamente
3.3. (quickly) [vehicle, convoy]
the convoy swept along the roadla caravana pasó por la carretera a toda velocidad
to sweep into powerarrasar haciéndose con el poder
4. (= stretch) [land, water]
the bay sweeps away to the southla bahía se extiende (majestuosamente) hacia el sur
the hills/woods sweep down to the sealas colinas/los bosques bajan (majestuosamente) hacia el mar
see also sweep up
C. N
1. (with broom, brush) → barrido m, barrida f
the floor/the kitchen could do with a sweepal suelo/a la cocina le hace falta un barrido or una barrida
to give sth a sweepdarle un barrido or una barrida a algo
2. (Brit) (also chimney sweep) → deshollinador(a) m/f
3. (= movement) [of pendulum] → movimiento m; [of scythe] → golpe m; [of beam] → trayectoria f (fig) [of events, progress, history] → marcha f
with a sweep of his armcon un amplio movimiento del brazo
with one sweep of his scythe, he cleared all the nettlescon un golpe de guadaña hizo desaparecer todas las ortigas
with a sweep of her hand she indicated the deskextendió la mano indicando el pupitre con un gesto amplio
4. (= search) (for criminals, drugs) → batida f, rastreo m
to make a sweep: they made a sweep for hidden armsdieron una batida or hicieron un rastreo buscando armas ocultas
to make a sweep of sth (with binoculars, torch) → hacer una pasada por algo; (with team of people) → rastrear algo
the police began making a sweep of the premisesla policía comenzó a rastrear el lugar
his eyes made a sweep of the audiencepaseó la mirada por el público
5.
clean sweep
5.1. (= change) to make a clean sweephacer tabla rasa
there will be a clean sweep of all those involved in this cover-upse hará tabla rasa con todos los que estén involucrados en esta tapadera
5.2. (in competition, series of competitions)
to make a clean sweeparrasar ganándolo todo (Cards) → ganar todas las bazas
it was the first club to make a clean sweep of all three trophiesfue el primer club que arrasó llevándose or ganando el total de los tres trofeos
6. (= curve, line) [of coastline, river] → curva f; [of land] → extensión f; [of staircase] → trazado m; [of long skirt, curtains] → vuelo m; [of wings] → envergadura f
a wide sweep of meadowlanduna gran extensión de pradera
7. (= range)
7.1. (lit) [of telescope, gun, lighthouse, radar] → alcance m
with a sweep of 180°con un alcance de 180°
7.2. (fig) [of views, ideas] → espectro m
representatives from a broad sweep of left-wing opinionrepresentantes de un amplio espectro de la izquierda
8. (= wave) [of emotion] → ola f
sweep aside VT + ADV
1. (lit) [+ object] → apartar bruscamente
2. (fig) [+ objections protest, suggestion] → desechar, descartar; [+ obstacle] → pasar por alto; [+ difficulty] → sortear
accusations that customers' interests were being swept asideacusaciones de que se estaban pasando por alto los intereses de los clientes
sweep away
A. VI + ADV
see sweep B4
B. VT + ADV
1. (= remove with brush) → barrer
2. (= wash away) [river, storm] [+ building, car, person] → llevarse por delante
he was swept away by strong currentsfuertes corrientes se lo llevaron por delante
3. (= rush away) → llevar a (toda) prisa (to a) his aides swept him awaysus ayudantes se lo llevaron a (toda) prisa
4. (fig) (= throw out) → eliminar; (= put an end to) → barrer, poner fin a
scripture and traditional values were swept away in our determination to accept the feminist challengela religión y los valores tradicionales fueron barridos cuando resolvimos aceptar el reto feminista, pusimos fin a la religión y los valores tradicionales al resolvernos a aceptar el reto feminista
5. (= overwhelm) she was swept away by his charmsu encanto la conquistóse dejó llevar por su encanto
he let himself be swept away by emotionse dejó llevar por la emoción
sweep up
A. VI + ADV
1. (with broom, brush) → barrer
2. to sweep up to sth: the car swept up to the house (majestically) → el coche subió majestuosamente hasta la casa; (fast) → el coche subió a toda velocidad hasta la casa
the lawn swept up to the woodsel césped llegaba or se extendía hasta el bosque
the drive sweeps up to the houseel camino de entrada se alza majestuoso hasta la casa
B. VT + ADV
1. (= clean up) (with brush) → recoger con un cepillo; (with broom) → recoger con una escoba
2. (= seize, pick up) [person] → coger, agarrar (LAm); [storm] → arrastrar
I swept her up in my armsla levanté en mis brazos
3. (= arrange) → recoger
her hair was swept up in a buntenía el pelo recogido en un moño
4. (fig) (= carry along) she had been swept up in an exciting relationshipse había dejado arrastrar por una relación apasionante
they became so swept up with excitement thatse dejaron llevar tanto por el entusiasmo que ...

sweep

[ˈswiːp]
n
(with brush)coup m de balai
The floor could do with a sweep → Un coup de balai par terre ne serait pas du luxe.
(= curving movement) [arm, hand] → grand geste m
With one sweep of her hand she threw back the sheets → D'un grand geste de la main, elle rejeta les draps.
(= expanse) [land] → étendue f
(= curve) → courbe
the great sweep of the bay → la vaste courbe de la baie
(= range) [history, opinion] → pan m
representatives from a broad sweep of left-wing opinion → des représentants d'un vaste pan de l'opinion de gauche
(= search) to make a sweep of an area → ratisser une zone
(also chimney sweep) → ramoneur/euse m/f
vb [swept] (pt, pp)
vt
(= clean) [+ floor, ground, room] → balayer
to sweep the floor → balayer par terre
(= clear with brush) [+ dust, crumbs, leaves, snow] → balayer
She swept the crumbs into a dust pan → Elle balaya les miettes dans une pelle.
to sweep sth under the carpet (fig)balayer qch sous le tapis
(= push with hand) → balayer
She swept the bottles from her bedside table → Elle balaya les bouteilles de sa table de chevet.
She swept her hair off her face
BUT Elle écarta les cheveux de son visage d'un revers de main.
(= move quickly and with force) [wind, sea, crowd] → emporter
She was swept out to sea by the currents → Elle a été emportée vers le large par les courants.
He was swept along by the crowd → Il a été emporté par la foule.
(= spread quickly in) [fashion, craze, epidemic] → se répandre dans; [wave] → balayer
the wave of patriotism sweeping the country → la vague de patriotisme qui balaie le pays
(= move quickly over) [lights, eyes, gaze] → balayer
Searchlights swept the park → Les projecteurs balayaient le parc.
vi
[wind] → balayer
Cold winds swept over the barren plains → Des vents froids balayaient les mornes plaines.
(= move impressively) [person] to sweep into [+ room] → faire irruption dans
She swept into the conference room → Elle fit irruption dans la salle de conférence.
to sweep to victory → s'envoler vers la victoire
(= spread quickly) [epidemic, rumours, trend, fashion] → faire rage
A flu epidemic is sweeping through Moscow → Une épidémie de grippe fait rage à Moscou.
(= stretch) [land, water] → s'étendre
The gardens sweep down to the shore → Les jardins s'étendent jusqu'au rivage.
sweep away
vt sep
[+ crumbs, dust, leaves] → balayer
[flood, current, crowd] → entraîner
(= get rid of) [+ restrictions, doubts] → balayer
sweep aside
vt sep (= ignore completely) [+ objections] → balayer; [+ advice] → ignorer
sweep past
vi (= move majestically) [person, car] → passer majestueusement
She swept past in a blue velvet dress → Elle passa majestueusement dans sa robe de velours bleu.
vt fus [+ person, place]
The car swept past the gate house → La voiture passa le poste de contrôle de l'entrée sans ralentir.
sweep up
vt sep [+ leaves, rubbish] → balayer
vibalayer

sweep

vb: pret, ptp <swept>
n
to give the floor a sweepden Boden kehren or fegen; the chimney needs a sweepder Schornstein muss gekehrt or gefegt werden
(= chimney sweep)Schornsteinfeger(in) m(f), → Kaminkehrer(in) m(f)
(of arm, pendulum)Schwung m; (of sword)Streich m; (of oars)Durchziehen nt no pl; (of light, radar)Strahl m; in one sweep (fig)auf einen Schwung; with a sweep of her skirtsmit rauschenden Gewändern; to make a sweep for minesnach Minen suchen; the police made a sweep of the districtdie Polizei hat die Gegend abgesucht; to make a clean sweep (fig)gründlich aufräumen, gründlich Ordnung schaffen; the Russians made a clean sweep of the athletic eventsdie Russen haben beim Leichtathletikkampf tüchtig abgeräumt (inf)or alle Preise eingesteckt
(= range)Bereich m; (of gun)Schussbereich m
(= curve, line, of road, river) → Bogen m; (of facade, contour, hair)Schwung m; a wide sweep of countryeine sich weit ausdehnende Landschaft; a beautiful sweep of hillsherrliche Berge pl
vt
floor, street, chimneykehren, fegen; room(aus)kehren, (aus)fegen; dust, snowwegfegen; to sweep a path through the snoweinen Weg durch den Schnee bahnen; to sweep something under the carpet (fig)etw unter den Teppich kehren
(= scan, move searchingly over)absuchen (for nach); (bullets) → streichen über (+acc); minefield, seadurchkämmen; minesräumen; to sweep a channel clear of mineseinen Kanal von Minen säubern
(= move quickly over, wind, skirt) → fegen über (+acc); (waves) deck, sand etcüberrollen, überschwemmen; (glance) → gleiten über (+acc); (fig, wave of protest, violence, fashion) → überrollen; (disease) → um sich greifen in (+dat)
(= remove with sweeping movement, wave) → spülen, schwemmen; (current) → reißen; (wind) → fegen; personreißen; to sweep something off the table/onto the flooretw vom Tisch/zu Boden fegen; the crowd swept him into the squareer wurde von der Menge zum Platz hin mitgerissen; he swept the obstacles from his pather stieß die Hindernisse aus dem Weg; the army swept the enemy before themdie Armee jagte die feindlichen Truppen vor sich her
(= triumph)große Triumphe feiern in (+dat); to sweep the polls (Pol) → die Wahlen haushoch gewinnen; to sweep all before one (fig)alle in die Tasche stecken (inf); to sweep the board (fig)alle Preise/Medaillen gewinnen, abräumen (inf)
vi
(with broom) → kehren, fegen ? broom
(= move, person) → rauschen; (vehicle, plane, quickly) → schießen; (majestically) → gleiten; (skier)fegen; (road, river)in weitem Bogen führen; panic/the disease swept through EuropePanik/die Krankheit griff in Europa um sich or breitete sich in Europa aus; the tornado swept across the fieldsder Wirbelsturm fegte über die Felder

sweep

[swiːp] (swept (vb: pt, pp))
1. n
a. (of room) → scopata, spazzata; (of chimney) → pulita
b. (also chimney sweep) → spazzacamino
c. (range) → portata; (movement, of arm) → ampio gesto; (of scythe, sword) → sciabolata; (of beam, searchlight) → fascio luminoso; (curve, of road, hills) → curva; (expanse, of countryside) → distesa
a wide sweep of country → una vasta distesa di campi
2. vt
a. (stairs, floor) → scopare, spazzare; (chimney) → pulire; (dust, snow) → spazzare
to sweep (out) a room → scopare una stanza
to sweep a problem under the carpet (fig) → accantonare un problema
b. (move over, subj, waves, wind) → spazzare; (searchlight) → perlustrare; (disease) → dilagare in; (fashion, craze) → invadere
to sweep the sea for mines → dragare il mare
to sweep the horizon (with eyes, binoculars) → scrutare l'orizzonte
to sweep the board (fig) → fare tabula rasa
c. (remove with sweeping movement) → spazzar via
to be swept overboard → essere spazzato/a fuori bordo
the crowd swept him along → fu trascinato dalla folla
he swept her off her feet (fig) → l'ha conquistata
3. vi
a. (with broom) → scopare, spazzare
b. (move) to sweep in/out/alongentrare/uscire/procedere maestosamente
to sweep past sb → sfrecciare davanti a qn
the hurricane swept through the city → l'uragano infuriava sulla città
panic swept through the crowd → la folla fu assalita dal panico
he swept past in a sports car → è passato sfrecciando alla guida di un'auto sportiva
the mountains sweep down to the coast → le montagne digradano maestose fino al mare
sweep aside vt + advspingere di lato (fig) (objections) → scartare
sweep away vt + adv (dust, rubbish) → spazzar via; (subj, crowd, current) → trascinare via
sweep up
1. vi + advspazzare
2. vt + adv (leaves, rubbish) → raccogliere; (pick up, books) → acchiappare

sweep

(swiːp) past tense, past participle swept (swept) verb
1. to clean (a room etc) using a brush or broom. The room has been swept clean.
2. to move as though with a brush. She swept the crumbs off the table with her hand; The wave swept him overboard; Don't get swept away by (= become over-enthusiastic about) the idea!; She swept aside my objections.
3. to move quickly over. The disease/craze is sweeping the country.
4. to move swiftly or in a proud manner. High winds sweep across the desert; She swept into my room without knocking on the door.
noun
1. an act of sweeping, or process of being swept, with a brush etc. She gave the room a sweep.
2. a sweeping movement. He indicated the damage with a sweep of his hand.
3. a person who cleans chimneys.
4. a sweepstake.
ˈsweeper noun
a person or thing that sweeps. a road-sweeper; May I borrow your carpet-sweeper?
ˈsweeping adjective
1. that sweeps. a sweeping gesture.
2. (of changes etc) very great. a sweeping victory; sweeping reforms.
ˈsweeping-brush noun
a type of brush with a long handle that is used for sweeping floors etc.
at one/a sweep
by one action, at one time. He fired half of his employees at one sweep.
sweep (someone) off his feet
to affect (a person) with strong emotion or enthusiasm.
sweep out
to sweep (a room etc) thoroughly; to clean by sweeping. to sweep the classroom out.
sweep the board
to be very successful; to win all the prizes.
sweep under the carpet
to avoid facing, or dealing with (an unpleasant situation etc) by pretending it does not exist.
sweep up
to gather together or remove (dirt etc) by sweeping. She swept up the crumbs/mess.

sweep

يَكْنُسُ zamést feje fegen σκουπίζω barrer lakaista balayer mesti spazzare 掃く 쓸다 vegen feie rozciągnąć się varrer мести sopa กวาด süpürmek quét

sweep

vt. barrer; recoger; limpiar.
References in classic literature ?
It isn't low-necked, and it doesn't sweep enough, but it will have to do.
suddenly cried Ned, as a great soft, black shadow seemed to sweep out of a clump of trees toward him.
Their mother came to the door with us, and we tarried for a moment to look out at the white slope of the corral and the two ponds asleep in the moonlight, and the long sweep of the pasture under the star-sprinkled sky.
They could feel the hot breath of the Southern night; they could hear the long sweep of the pirogue through the glistening moonlit water, the beating of birds' wings, rising startled from among the reeds in the salt-water pools; they could see the faces of the lovers, pale, close together, rapt in oblivious forgetfulness, drifting into the unknown.
returned Hawkeye, who, however, immediately added in his simplicity, "the down stream current, it is certain, might soon sweep us beyond the reach of their rifles or the sound of their voices.
At such moments,--for the effect was seldom more than momentary,--the half-torpid man would be full of harmonious life, just as a long-silent harp is full of sound, when the musician's fingers sweep across it.
He had slain men with his own hand, for aught I know -- certainly, they had fallen like blades of grass at the sweep of the scythe before the charge to which his spirit imparted its triumphant energy -- but, be that as it might, there was never in his heart so much cruelty as would have brushed the down off a butterfly's wing.
What of it, if some old hunks of a sea-captain orders me to get a broom and sweep down the decks?
Nevertheless, any one's experience will teach him, that though he can take in an undiscriminating sweep of things at one glance, it is quite impossible for him, attentively, and completely, to examine any two things --however large or however small --at one and the same instant of time; never mind if they lie side by side and touch each other.
He learned to sweep the stable, to bring in the straw and hay; he began to clean the harness, and helped to wash the carriage.
It was too dark in these storage places to see well, but a man could run his hand over these piles of meat and sweep off handfuls of the dried dung of rats.
and Missis Lincon,--can she kinder sweep it into a room like my missis,--so kinder splendid, yer know