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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
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
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.
(Definition of sweep from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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