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Synonyms of sweep in English:


  • 1 she swept the floor
    brush, clean, scrub, wipe, mop, dust, scour
  • 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
    informaltear, whip
  • 7 police swept the conference room
    search, probe, check, explore, go through, scour, comb
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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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    sweep aside

    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

    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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