Synonyms for sweep

Synonyms for (noun) sweep

Synonyms: sweep

Definition: a movement in an arc

Usage: a sweep of his arm

Similar words: motility, motion, move, movement

Definition: a change of position that does not entail a change of location

Usage: the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise; movement is a sign of life; an impatient move of his hand; gastrointestinal motility


Synonyms: end run, sweep

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

Similar words: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running


Synonyms: sweep, sweep oar

Definition: a long oar used in an open boat

Similar words: oar

Definition: an implement used to propel or steer a boat


Synonyms: sweep, expanse

Definition: a wide scope

Usage: the sweep of the plains

Similar words: compass, scope, orbit, range, reach, ambit

Definition: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

Usage: a piano has a greater range than the human voice; the ambit of municipal legislation; within the compass of this article; within the scope of an investigation; outside the reach of the law; in the political orbit of a world power


Synonyms: sweep, slam

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

Similar words: triumph, victory

Definition: a successful ending of a struggle or contest

Usage: a narrow victory; the general always gets credit for his army's victory; clinched a victory; convincing victory; the agreement was a triumph for common sense


Synonyms: chimneysweep, chimneysweeper, sweep

Definition: someone who cleans soot from chimneys

Similar words: cleaner

Definition: someone whose occupation is cleaning

Synonyms for (verb) sweep

Synonyms: sweep

Definition: win an overwhelming victory in or on

Usage: Her new show dog swept all championships

Similar words: win

Definition: be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

Usage: He won the Gold Medal in skating; Our home team won; Win the game


Synonyms: sweep, broom

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

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

Similar words: pass over, wipe

Definition: rub with a circular motion

Usage: wipe the blackboard; He passed his hands over the soft cloth


Synonyms: sweep

Definition: clean by sweeping

Usage: Please sweep the floor

Similar words: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth


Synonyms: sweep, swing, swing out

Definition: make a big sweeping gesture or movement

Similar words: handle, wield, manage

Definition: handle effectively

Usage: The burglar wielded an axe; The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: sweep, brush

Definition: sweep across or over

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

Similar words: move

Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: involve

Definition: engage as a participant

Usage: Don't involve me in your family affairs!


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles


Synonyms: sweep

Definition: cover the entire range of

Similar words: extend, cover, continue

Definition: span an interval of distance, space or time

Usage: The war extended over five years; The period covered the turn of the century; My land extends over the hills on the horizon; This farm covers some 200 acres; The Archipelago continues for another 500 miles