Synonyms of sweep


1. sweep, expanse, scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambit

usage: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains"

2. chimneysweeper, chimneysweep, sweep, cleaner

usage: someone who cleans soot from chimneys

3. slam, sweep, victory, triumph

usage: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

4. sweep, sweep oar, oar

usage: a long oar used in an open boat

5. end run, sweep, run, running, running play, running game

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

6. sweep, motion, movement, move, motility

usage: a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"


1. brush, sweep, move

usage: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"

2. sweep, sail, move

usage: 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"

3. sweep, broom, wipe, pass over

usage: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"

4. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in, involve

usage: 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"

5. cross, traverse, span, sweep, cover, continue, extend

usage: 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"

6. sweep, clean, make clean

usage: clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"

7. sweep, win

usage: win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"

8. sweep, cover, continue, extend

usage: cover the entire range of

9. swing, sweep, swing out, wield, handle, manage

usage: make a big sweeping gesture or movement

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Definition and meaning of sweep (Dictionary)