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swept-up

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Definition of swept-up in English:

adjective

Another term for upswept.
Example sentences
  • They look the part with their swept-up hairdos and Nicole Cosgrove's period-perfect outfits, and give emotional depth to their characters’ growing self-realisation.
  • They had met once or twice already and he saw that, for all the old lady's natural dignity, the beauty of her eyes, the swept-up silvery hair, her gestures had a long-established habit of self-deprecation.
  • The season's celebrations are nothing more than swept-up confetti at this point, so perhaps some serious devotion to school is in order, huh?

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