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

2 senses of sweep up

Sense 1
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 2
espouse, embrace, adopt, 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")
       => accept -- (consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument")

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