sweep aside

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vt sep (lit, fig)wegfegen, beiseitefegen
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Summary: California [U.S.A], March 15 (ANI): Top-seed Simon Halep overcome windy conditions to sweep aside Petra Martic of Croatia in three-set thriller and book her place in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters here on Thursday.
It also comes with a large brush to sweep aside any stubborn seals blocking the causeway to the mainland.
Summary: Arsene Wenger has hailed his Arsenal side's attacking options after watching them sweep aside AZ Alkmaar.
TENNIS: Andy Murray stepped up a gear to sweep aside 16th seed Radek Stepanek and move closer to a potential semi-final showdown with Roger Federer in the Cincinnati Ms asters.
TENNIS: Mel South produced an excellent performance to sweep aside eighth seed Julie Ditty and reach the quarter-finals of the AEGON Trophy in Nottingham.
ARSENAL go to Istanbul and hit five, Manchester United sweep aside the Scottish champions and Liverpool and Chelsea have one foot in the last-16 already.
SWEET CATOMINE overcame trouble in running to sweep aside her rivals in the Juvenile Fillies to give rider Corey Nakatani his sixth Breeders' Cup success.
Foreign minister Brian Cowen and other EU representatives pledged to sweep aside obstacles and win agreement by June 18.
Conservatives have long lamented the left's near monopoly over the institutions of opinion and information, which has enabled liberal opinion makers, including television producers, to present their own views as gospel truth and sweep aside ideas and belief[s] they don't like."