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English definition of “sweep sth aside”

sweep sth aside

verb uk phrasal verb with sweep   /swiːp/ (swept, swept) us  
to refuse to consider something or to treat it as important: They swept his doubts and objections aside.Neglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportantTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention
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