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English definition of “sweeping”

sweeping

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈswiː.pɪŋ/ us  

sweeping adjective [before noun] (GENERAL)

affecting many things or people; large: It is obvious that sweeping changes are needed in the legal system. We need to make sweeping cuts to our budget.Big and quite bigEnormous sweeping statement/generalization disapproving something that you say or write that is too general and that has not been carefully thought about: Sweeping generalizations about this complex and difficult situation are not helpful.Big and quite bigEnormous

sweeping adjective [before noun] (WIN)

A sweeping win or victory is an easy or complete win: The party have failed to win the sweeping victory they expected.Complete and wholeVery and extreme
(Definition of sweeping from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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