Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sweep

6 senses of sweep

Sense 1
sweep, expanse -- (a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains")
       => scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit -- (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "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")

Sense 2
chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweep -- (someone who cleans soot from chimneys)
       => cleaner -- (someone whose occupation is cleaning)

Sense 3
slam, sweep -- (winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge)
       => victory, triumph -- (a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "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")

Sense 4
sweep, sweep oar -- (a long oar used in an open boat)
       => oar -- (an implement used to propel or steer a boat)

Sense 5
end run, sweep -- ((American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line)
       => run, running, running play, running game -- ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running")

Sense 6
sweep -- (a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm")
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sweep

9 senses of sweep

Sense 1
brush, sweep -- (sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
sweep, sail -- (move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")
          Phrasal Verb-> sweep through#1

Sense 3
sweep, broom -- (sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed")
       => wipe, pass over -- (rub with a circular motion; "wipe the blackboard"; "He passed his hands over the soft cloth")

Sense 4
embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in -- (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!")

Sense 5
cross, traverse, span, sweep -- (to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries")
       => cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "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")

Sense 6
sweep -- (clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor")
       => clean, make clean -- (make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth")

Sense 7
sweep -- (win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships")
       => win -- (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game")

Sense 8
sweep -- (cover the entire range of)
       => cover, continue, extend -- (span an interval of distance, space or time; "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")

Sense 9
swing, sweep, swing out -- (make a big sweeping gesture or movement)
       => wield, handle, manage -- (handle effectively; "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well")

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