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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
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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