English definition of “sweep”
/swiːp/ verb (past tense and past participle swept)
CLEAN [I, T] (also sweep up) › to clean the floor using a brush: She's just swept the floor. He swept up the pieces of broken glass (= removed them from the floor with a brush).
be swept along/away, etc › to be pushed or carried along, often by something strong which you cannot control: Many trees were swept away in the flood. They got swept along by the crowd.
AFFECT [I, T] › to quickly affect a large area: The disease is sweeping the country. Panic swept through the crowd.
sweep along/into/past, etc › to move quickly, especially in a way that shows you think you are important: She swept past me in the corridor.