sweep over

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Verb1.sweep over - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
devastate - overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
clutch, get hold of, seize - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
kill - overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
benight - overtake with darkness or night
knock out - overwhelm with admiration; "All the guys were knocked out by her charm"
stagger - astound or overwhelm, as with shock; "She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"
lock - hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"
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Ireland thus recorded a clean 2-0 sweep over the hosts.
Cricket INDIA were 14-1 to record a clean sweep over England in the one-day series but are now just 4-7 to seal victory tomorrow in Kolkata for a 5-0 whitewash.
Spotting an opportunity with a full-length ball from Styris, Pietersen reversed his grip and hit a reverse sweep over the boundary rope for six.