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sweep

Pronunciation: /swiːp/

Translation of sweep in Italian:

n

  • scopata (f), spazzata (f); (curve) curva (f); (movement) movimento (m) ampio make a clean sweep [fig], fare piazza pulita

vt (pt/pp swept)

vi

  • (go swiftly) andare rapidamente; [wind] soffiare

Phrasal verbs

sweep aside

vt ignorare [objection]

sweep away

vt [fig] spazzare via

sweep up

vt spazzare

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