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swept

 (swĕpt)
v.
Past tense and past participle of sweep.

swept

(swɛpt)
vb
the past tense of sweep

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.swept - possessing sweep; "the sleek swept wings of the plane"
unswept - not swept or having sweep; "a boxy little plane with square unswept wings"
Translations

swept

:
sweptback
adj wingpfeilförmig
swept volume
n (Tech, Aut etc) → Hubraum m
sweptwing
adj aircraftmit pfeilförmigen Flügeln

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.
References in classic literature ?
I climbed the barren mountain, And my gaze swept far and wide For the red-lit eaves of my father's home, And I fancied that he sighed: My son has gone for a soldier, For a soldier night and day; But my son is wise, and may yet return, When the drums have died away.
Nay, the time came when I took joy in the run of the masthead and in the clinging on by my legs at that precarious height while I swept the sea with glasses in search of the boats.
Time and again warriors had put out in their canoes to intercept him, but each time the hideous horde had swept into view to send the terrified natives shrieking back to the shore to lose themselves in the jungle.
In and out amongst these green hills of what they call here the "Mittel Land" ran the road, losing itself as it swept round the grassy curve, or was shut out by the straggling ends of pine woods, which here and there ran down the hillsides like tongues of flame.
Towards noon we drew abreast the entrance go the harbour, and at last we slowly swept by the intervening promontory, and entered the bay of Nukuheva.
But the dysentery had been swept away from Berande.
Had that death swept through a full circle, it must inevitably have slain me in my surprise.
Behind the city swept the rotund upland of St Catherine's Hill; further off, landscape beyond landscape, till the horizon was lost in the radiance of the sun hanging above it.
Suddenly a qualm of nausea swept over me, my senses swam, my knees gave beneath me and I pitched headlong to the ground upon the very verge of the dizzy bluff.
the Slaughterer swept past him, running like a buck.
The sound from the unseen source rose and rose as he retreated, till finally it swelled out in a triumphant peal, as she with a fierce sweep of her arm, seemed to hurl something at her foe, and he, moving his hands blindly before his face, appeared to be swept through the doorway and out into the open sunlight.
Its entire population had assembled in crowds, and were yelling with anger and fear, at the same time vainly directing their arrows against this monster of the air that swept along so majestically away above all their powerless fury.