Synonyms of sweep in English:

sweep

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

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

    sweep under the carpet

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

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