Definitions for sweep

Definitions for (noun) sweep

Main entry: sweep

Definition: a movement in an arc

Usage: a sweep of his arm

Main entry: end run, sweep

Definition: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

Main entry: sweep, sweep oar

Definition: a long oar used in an open boat

Main entry: sweep, expanse

Definition: a wide scope

Usage: the sweep of the plains

Main entry: sweep, slam

Definition: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

Main entry: chimneysweep, chimneysweeper, sweep

Definition: someone who cleans soot from chimneys

Definitions for (verb) sweep

Main entry: sweep

Definition: win an overwhelming victory in or on

Usage: Her new show dog swept all championships

Main entry: sweep, broom

Definition: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom

Usage: Sweep the crumbs off the table; Sweep under the bed

Main entry: sweep

Definition: clean by sweeping

Usage: Please sweep the floor

Main entry: sweep, swing, swing out

Definition: make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Main entry: sail, sweep

Definition: move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions

Usage: The diva swept into the room; Shreds of paper sailed through the air; The searchlights swept across the sky

Main entry: sweep, brush

Definition: sweep across or over

Usage: Her long skirt brushed the floor; A gasp swept cross the audience

Main entry: embroil, drag, drag in, sweep, sweep up, tangle

Definition: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Usage: They were swept up by the events; don't drag me into this business

Main entry: sweep, traverse, cross, span

Definition: to cover or extend over an area or time period

Usage: Rivers traverse the valley floor, The parking lot spans 3 acres; The novel spans three centuries

Main entry: sweep

Definition: cover the entire range of

Visual thesaurus for sweep