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Significado de “sweep” - Diccionario Inglés

Significado de "sweep" - Diccionario Inglés

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sweepverb

uk   /swiːp/  us   /swiːp/ (swept, swept)
  • sweep verb (MOVE)

C2 [I + adv/prep] to move, especially quickly and powerfully: Everyone looked up as she swept into the room. The fire swept (= spread quickly) through the house. The National Party swept into power (= easily won the election) with a majority of almost 200.
[T] to quickly spread through and influence an area: A 1970s fashion revival is sweeping Europe.
[T] to travel across all of an area, especially when looking for something: American minesweepers are sweeping the Arabian Sea.
[I usually + adv/prep] If a road, river, range of mountains, set of steps, etc. sweeps in a particular direction, they follow a particular curved path: The road sweeps down to the coast.

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sweepnoun

uk   /swiːp/  us   /swiːp/
(Definition of sweep from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "sweep" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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sweepverb

 us   /swip/ (past tense and past participle swept  /swept/ )
  • sweep verb (CLEAN)

[I/T] to clean a floor or other surface by using a brush to collect the dirt into one place from which it can be removed: [T] She sweeps the street in front of her house. [M] The classroom is filthy – could you sweep it out? [I] I swept under every piece of furniture.
  • sweep verb (REMOVE)

[T always + adv/prep] to remove or take something in a particular direction, esp. suddenly and with force: She paused, sweeping a hair from her brow. [M] Floodwaters were sweeping away gardens and driving residents to higher ground.
  • sweep verb (MOVE)

[I/T] to move quickly and sometimes forcefully: [I always + adv/prep] A stiff breeze swept across the parking lot. [I always + adv/prep] He would sweep through the room shaking hands with everyone. [T] Our headlights were sweeping the trees ahead.
  • sweep verb (WIN)

[T] to win all the parts of a competition: New York swept their series with Vancouver, 3-0.

sweepnoun [C]

 us   /swip/
  • sweep noun [C] (MOVEMENT)

a large movement across an area: the sweep of the clock’s hour hand a police sweep
The sweep of an idea or piece of writing is the range of its subject: He is aware of the epic sweep of this project.
  • sweep noun [C] (WIN)

the fact of winning everything that is available or all parts of a competition: She prevented Republicans from making a clean sweep of the election by winning the race in District 27.
(Definition of sweep from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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