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Meaning of “sweep” - Learner’s Dictionary

sweep

noun [C]     /swiːp/
MOVEMENT
a long movement: [usually singular] With a sweep of his arm, he gestured towards the garden.General words for movement
CURVE
something shaped in a long curve: a long sweep of sandy beach →  See also chimney sweep Bending, twisting and curvingGeometrical shapesSpherical, circular and annular objects
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