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sweep·er

 (swē′pər)
n.
1. One that sweeps.
2. A carpet sweeper.
3. Sports A lone defender who plays between the last line of defenders and the goalie in some defensive configurations in soccer.
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sweeper

(ˈswiːpə)
n
1. a person employed to sweep, such as a roadsweeper
2. any device for sweeping: a carpet sweeper.
3. (Soccer) informal soccer a player who supports the main defenders, as by intercepting loose balls, etc
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sweep•er

(ˈswi pər)

n.
1. a person or thing that sweeps.
3. a janitor.
[1400–50]
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sweeper

A player operating behind the defensive line of four, sweeping up loose balls.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweeper - an employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.)sweeper - an employee who sweeps (floors or streets etc.)
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
2.sweeper - a cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpetsweeper - a cleaning implement with revolving brushes that pick up dirt as the implement is pushed over a carpet
cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement - any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
3.sweeper - little-known nocturnal fish of warm shallow seas with an oblong compressed body
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
مِكْنِسَه
-kametařzametač
=-fejerfejer
sópari; sópur, kústur
süpüren kimse/şey

sweeper

[ˈswiːpəʳ] N
1. (= cleaner) → barrendero/a m/f; (= machine) (for streets) → barredora f (also carpet sweeper) → cepillo m mecánico
2. (Ftbl) → líbero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sweeper

[ˈswiːpər] n
(= person) → balayeur/euse m/f
(= machine) → balayeuse f
(FOOTBALL)libéro mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sweeper

n
(= road sweeper)Straßenkehrer(in) m(f)or -feger(in) m(f); (= machine)Kehrmaschine f; (= carpet sweeper)Teppichkehrer m
(Ftbl) → Ausputzer(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

sweeper

[ˈswiːpəʳ] n
a. (worker) → spazzino/a
b. (machine) → spazzatrice f
c. (Brit) (Ftbl) → libero
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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Curious garden eels will pop up out of the sand to meet you, and swirling masses of tiny, glassy sweepers in various colors of silver and yellow will dart by.