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sweep

Synonyms of sweep in English:

verb

  • 1 she swept the floor
    brush, clean, scrub, wipe, mop, dust, scour
    informal do
  • 2 I swept the crumbs off
    remove, brush, clean, clear, whisk
  • 3 he was swept out to sea
    carry, pull, drag, tow
  • 4 riots swept the country
    engulf, overwhelm, flood
  • 5 he swept down the stairs
    glide, sail, breeze, drift, flit, flounce;
    stride, stroll, swagger
  • 6 a limousine swept past
    glide, sail, rush, race, streak, speed, fly, zoom, whiz, hurtle
    informal tear, whip
  • 7 police swept the conference room
    search, probe, check, explore, go through, scour, comb
  • noun

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  • 1 a great sweep of his hand
    gesture, stroke, wave, movement
  • 2 a security sweep
    search, hunt, exploration, probe
  • 3 a long sweep of golden sand
    expanse, tract, stretch, extent, plain
  • 4 the broad sweep of our interests
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    Phrases

    sweep aside

    1
    you can't sweep aside these allegations forever
    disregard, ignore, take no notice of, dismiss, shrug off, forget about, brush aside

    sweep under the carpet

    2
    their grievances could no longer be swept under the carpet
    hide, conceal, suppress, hush up, keep quiet about, censor, gag, withhold, cover up, stifle

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