sweep

phonetic symbol: / swíp / 

sweep - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a movement in an arc
e.g.)
・a sweep of his arm

[ noun ]
■ (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
end run

[ noun ]
■ a long oar used in an open boat
sweep oar

[ noun ]
■ a wide scope
e.g.)
・the sweep of the plains
expanse

[ noun ]
■ winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
slam

[ noun ]
■ someone who cleans soot from chimneys
chimneysweep , chimneysweeper

[ verb ]
■ win an overwhelming victory in or on

[ verb ]
■ sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
e.g.)
・Sweep the crumbs off the table
・Sweep under the bed
broom

[ verb ]
■ clean by sweeping
e.g.)
・Please sweep the floor

[ verb ]
■ make a big sweeping gesture or movement
swing , swing out

[ verb ]
■ move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
sail

[ verb ]
■ sweep across or over
brush

[ verb ]
■ force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
drag , drag in , embroil , sweep up , tangle

[ verb ]
■ to cover or extend over an area or time period
cross , span , traverse

[ verb ]
■ cover the entire range of

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