Translation of "sweep" - English-Spanish dictionary

sweep

verb uk /swiːp/ us /swip/ past tense and past participle swept

to clean the floor using a brush

barrer
She’s just swept the floor.

to push or carry something with force

arrastrar
Many trees were swept away in the flood.

(Translation of “sweep” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

sweep

verb /swiːp/ (past tense, past participle swept /swept/)

to clean (a room etc) using a brush or broom

barrer
The room has been swept clean.

to move as though with a brush

barrer, limpiar, recoger; arrastrar, llevarse; rechazar, descartar
She swept the crumbs off the table with her hand
The wave swept him overboard
Don’t get swept away by (= become over-enthusiastic about) the idea!
She swept aside my objections.

to move quickly over

azotar, asolar, arrasar

to move swiftly or in a proud manner

deslizarse, pasar rápidamente; pasar majestuosamente
High winds sweep across the desert
She swept into my room without knocking on the door.
sweeper noun

a person or thing that sweeps

barrendero; barredora; cepillo mecánico
a road-sweeper
May I borrow your carpet sweeper?
sweeping adjective

that sweeps

amplio; arrollador
a sweeping gesture.

(of changes etc) very great

aplastante, arrollador
a sweeping victory
sweeping reforms.
sweeping-brush noun

a type of brush with a long handle that is used for sweeping floors etc.

escoba
at one/a sweep

by one action, at one time

de un plumazo
He fired half of his employees at one sweep.
sweep (someone) off his/her feet

to affect (a person) with strong emotion or enthusiasm

trastornar, hacer perder la cabeza a alguien, volver loco (de ilusión, por ej.)
With his dashing good looks and sense of humour, he soon swept her off her feet.
sweep out phrasal verb

to sweep (a room etc) thoroughly; to clean by sweeping

barrer
I need to sweep the classroom out.
sweep the board

to be very successful; to win all the prizes

arrasar
The Australians swept the board in the swimming events.
sweep under the carpet

to avoid facing, or dealing with (an unpleasant situation etc) by pretending it does not exist

ocultar algo, correr la cortina
We can’t just sweep the problem under the carpet – it needs to be discussed.
sweep up phrasal verb

to gather together or remove (dirt etc) by sweeping

barrer
She swept up the crumbs/mess.

(Translation of “sweep” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)