sweep up

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Verb1.sweep up - force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"
involve - engage as a participant; "Don't involve me in your family affairs!"
2.sweep up - take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith"
fasten on, hook on, seize on, take up, latch on - adopt; "take up new ideas"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
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(with broom) → zusammenkehren or -fegen; to sweep up after somebodyhinter jdm herfegen
(= move) the car swept up to the houseder Wagen rollte aufs Haus zu; she swept up in a Rolls Roycesie rollte in einem Rolls Royce vor; a broad driveway sweeps up to the manorein breiter Zufahrtsweg schwingt sich zum Herrenhaus hinauf
vt sepzusammenkehren or -fegen; (= collect up) objectszusammenraffen; personhochreißen; hairhochbinden
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(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.
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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