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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sweep, expanse(noun)

    a wide scope

    "the sweep of the plains"

    Synonyms:
    surface area, sweep, sweep oar, slam, area, end run, expanse, chimneysweep, chimneysweeper

  2. chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweep(noun)

    someone who cleans soot from chimneys

    Synonyms:
    sweep oar, sweep, chimneysweep, end run, chimneysweeper, slam, expanse

  3. slam, sweep(noun)

    winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

    Synonyms:
    barb, dig, sweep, sweep oar, slam, shot, chimneysweeper, shaft, expanse, jibe, end run, gibe, chimneysweep

  4. sweep, sweep oar(noun)

    a long oar used in an open boat

    Synonyms:
    sweep oar, sweep, chimneysweep, end run, chimneysweeper, slam, expanse

  5. end run, sweep(noun)

    (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

    Synonyms:
    sweep oar, sweep, chimneysweep, end run, chimneysweeper, slam, expanse

  6. sweep(verb)

    a movement in an arc

    "a sweep of his arm"

    Synonyms:
    sweep oar, chimneysweep, end run, chimneysweeper, slam, expanse

  7. brush, sweep(verb)

    sweep across or over

    "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

    Synonyms:
    span, traverse, sweep, drag, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, brush, swing out, swing, cross, drag in, broom

  8. sweep, sail(verb)

    move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions

    "The diva swept into the room"; "Shreds of paper sailed through the air"; "The searchlights swept across the sky"

    Synonyms:
    span, navigate, traverse, cross, drag, sweep, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, voyage, brush, swing out, swing, drag in, broom

  9. sweep, broom(verb)

    sweep with a broom or as if with a broom

    "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"

    Synonyms:
    span, traverse, cross, drag, sweep, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, brush, swing out, swing, drag in, broom

  10. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    swing, sail, swing out, mat, entangle, espouse, get behind, snarl, scuff, hale, drag, sweep up, embrace, span, adopt, brush, drag out, tangle, hang back, trail, cart, puff, sweep, dishevel, traverse, broom, ravel, drag on, dredge, drop back, drag in, draw, cross, tousle, drop behind, embroil, haul, knot

  11. cross, traverse, span, sweep(verb)

    to cover or extend over an area or time period

    "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

    Synonyms:
    sail, cut through, get over, scotch, swing out, frustrate, spoil, cut across, foil, drag, sweep up, span, hybridize, brush, thwart, tangle, crossbreed, baffle, sweep, intersect, traverse, broom, pass over, swing, drag in, cover, cross, hybridise, get across, deny, embroil, bilk, track, interbreed

  12. sweep(verb)

    clean by sweeping

    "Please sweep the floor"

    Synonyms:
    span, traverse, cross, drag, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, brush, swing out, swing, drag in, broom

  13. sweep(verb)

    win an overwhelming victory in or on

    "Her new show dog swept all championships"

    Synonyms:
    span, traverse, cross, drag, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, brush, swing out, swing, drag in, broom

  14. sweep(verb)

    cover the entire range of

    Synonyms:
    span, traverse, cross, drag, embroil, sail, sweep up, tangle, brush, swing out, swing, drag in, broom

  15. swing, sweep, swing out(verb)

    make a big sweeping gesture or movement

    Synonyms:
    dangle, sweep up, sail, tangle, sway, broom, brush, drop, get around, swing, embroil, swing out, swing over, drag in, cross, sweep, span, drag, traverse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sweep

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sweep(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    clean (with a broom)

  2. sweep(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    graze, touch (in passing), brush, rub over

  3. sweep(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    traverse, pass over

  4. sweep(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    carry off, sweep off, sweep away

  5. sweep(n.)

    Synonyms:
    range, compass, scope

  6. sweep(n.)

    Synonyms:
    swipe, swape, well-sweep

  7. sweep(n.)

    Synonyms:
    destruction, havoc, ravage, devastation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

scanning, scan, sweeps, soup, devastate, incursion, scavenge, devastates, wipe


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