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Spanish translation of “sweep”

sweep

verb /swiːp/ (past tense, past participle swept /swept/)
to clean (a room etc) using a brush or broom The room has been swept clean. to move as though with a brush 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 The disease/craze is sweeping the country. 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 a road-sweeper May I borrow your carpet sweeper? sweeping adjective that sweeps a sweeping gesture. (of changes etc) very great a sweeping victory sweeping reforms. sweeping-brush noun a type of brush with a long handle that is used for sweeping floors etc. 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 to sweep (a room etc) thoroughly; to clean by sweeping I need to sweep the classroom out. sweep the board to be very successful; to win all the prizes 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 We can’t just sweep the problem under the carpet – it needs to be discussed. sweep up to gather together or remove (dirt etc) by sweeping She swept up the crumbs/mess.
(Definition of sweep from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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