sweep away

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Verb1.sweep away - eliminate completely and without a trace; "The old values have been wiped out"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"
2.sweep away - overwhelm emotionally; "Her swept her away"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
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w>sweep away

vt sep dust, leaves etcwegfegen; (storm also, avalanche) → wegreißen; (flood etc) → wegspülen, wegschwemmen; (fig) old lawsaufräumen mit; work, accomplishmentszunichtemachen; doubtszerstreuen; oppositionvernichten
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At length, one of the scouts, who had made a wide sweep away to the head-waters of the Blackfoot River, discovered great herds quietly grazing in the adjacent meadows.
The water from Uganda could flow over and sweep away people suddenly .
Drivers often underestimate the depth of the water and how little it takes to sweep away a vehicle completely (even a large truck).