(transitive) to brush or lightly touch (a surface, etc the dress swept along the ground.
( move quickly and with force ) wind, sea, crowd emporter She was swept out to sea by the currents Elle a été emportée vers le large par les courants.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.Informal to hit hard with a sweeping blow 2 tr, slang to steal 3 tr to pass a machine-readable card, such as a credit card, debit card, etc., through a machine that electronically interprets the information encoded, usu.Clean sweep an overwhelming victory or success a complete change; purge: to make a clean sweep Derived Forms sweepy, adjective Word Origin C13 swepen; related to Old English swpan, Old Norse sveipa; see swipe, swoop Collins English Dictionary - Complete Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition William.Cite This Source Idioms and Phrases with sweep sweep also see: The American Heritage Idioms Dictionary Copyright 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company.In an arc with a sweep of his arms 20 the distance, arc, etc., through which something, such as a pendulum, moves 21 a wide expanse or scope the sweep of the plains 22 any curving line or contour 23 (Cards).( search ) peinar to sweep the sea for mines dragar el mar en busca de minas.( fig ) of views, ideas espectro m representatives from a broad sweep of left-wing opinion representantes de un amplio espectro de la izquierda.( stretch ) land, water s'étendre The gardens sweep down to the shore Les jardins s'étendent jusqu'au rivage.To spread or pass rapidly across, through, or along (a region, area, etc the news swept through the town.To move in a proud or dignified fashion: she swept past.To search (a room, area, etc) electronically to detect spying devices.(agriculture) a rakelike attachment for the front of a motor vehicle for pushing hay into piles a triangular blade on a cultivator used to cut through roots below the surface of the soil.
( clean ) floor, room, street flying blue promotion code barrer ; chimney deshollinar have you had your chimney swept lately?