Found 2 items, similar to Swept.
English → English
adj : possessing sweep; “the sleek swept wings of the plane”
n 1: a wide scope; “the sweep of the plains”
2: someone who cleans soot from chimneys [syn: chimneysweeper
3: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn: slam
4: a long oar used in an open boat [syn: sweep oar
5: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by
running around the end of the line [syn: end run
6: a movement in an arc; “a sweep of his arm”
v 1: sweep across or over; “Her long skirt brushed the floor”
gasp swept cross the audience”
2: move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions; “The diva
swept into the room”
; “Shreds of paper sailed through the
; “The searchlights swept across the sky”
3: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; “Sweep the crumbs
off the table”
; “Sweep under the bed”
4: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of
action; “They were swept up by the events”
; “don't drag me
into this business”
, sweep up
, drag in
5: to cover or extend over an area or time period; “Rivers
traverse the valley floor”
, “The parking lot spans 3
; “The novel spans three centuries”
6: clean by sweeping; “Please sweep the floor”
7: win an overwhelming victory in or on; “Her new show dog
swept all championships”
8: cover the entire range of
9: make a big sweeping gesture or movement [syn: swing
, swing out
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swept
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See Swoop
1. To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose
dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for
the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street,
or a chimney. Used also figuratively.
I will sweep it with the besom of destruction.
2. To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or
as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing;
as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow
from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or
rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.
The hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies. --Isa.
I have already swept the stakes. --Dryden.
3. To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.
Their long descending train,
With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain.
4. To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence,
to carry in a stately or proud fashion.
And like a peacock sweep along his tail. --Shak.
5. To strike with a long stroke.
Wake into voice each silent string,
And sweep the sounding lyre. --Pope.
6. (Naut.) To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the
bottom of a river with a net.
7. To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an
instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a
To sweep a mold
or To sweep up a mold
(Founding), to form
the sand into a mold by a templet, instead of compressing
it around the pattern.
imp. & p. p. of Sweep