Synonyms of sweep in English:



  • 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
  • 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


sweep aside

you can't sweep aside these allegations forever disregardignoretake no notice ofdismissshrug offforget aboutbrush aside

sweep under the carpet

their grievances could no longer be swept under the carpet hideconcealsuppresshush upkeep quiet aboutcensorgagwithholdcover upstifle

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