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Meaning of sweeping

sweep•ing

Pronunciation: (swē'ping), [key]
— adj.
  1. of wide range or scope.
  2. moving or passing about over a wide area: a sweeping glance.
  3. moving, driving, or passing steadily and forcibly on.
  4. (of the outcome of a contest) decisive; overwhelming; complete: a sweeping victory.
—n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that sweeps.
  2. matter swept out or up, as dust, refuse, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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