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sweep
British English: /swiːp/
American English: /swip/

Translation of sweep in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول swept

  • 2
    (to move with a broom)
    كَنَسَ (dust, snow)
    (with the hand)
    أَزاحَ
    she swept the hair from her face

    رَفَعَتْ شَعْرَها عن وَجْهِها
  • 3 (to move with force)

    اجْتاحَ,
    دَفَعَ
    جَرَفَ (a person, an object)
    he swept the pieces off the board

    أَزاحَ القِطَعَ من على الطاوِلةِ
    I swept him into my arms

    ضَمَمْتُهُ بين ذِراعَيَّ
    to sweep somebody overboard

    جَرَفَ شَخْصاً إلى الماءِ
  • 4 (to spread through)
    (storms, epidemics, rumours)
    انْتَشَرَ (+ في)
    اجْتاحَ
    the new craze that swept the nation

    مَوْجة الهَوَسِ الجَديدة الّتي اجْتاحَت \ اكْتَسَحَت البِلادَ
  • 5 (to search, survey)
    (police, guards)
    مَشَّطَ
    (searchlights, beams)
    سَطَعَ (+ في)
    her eyes swept the room

    جالَتْ عَيْناها في الغُرْفةِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول swept

  • 2 (to move swiftly) the wind swept in from the east

    هَبَّت الرِياحُ من الشَرْقِ
    a wave of fear/pain swept over him

    اجْتاحَتْهُ نَوْبةٌ من الخَوْفِ \ الأَلَمِ
    to sweep to power

    وَصَلَ إلى السُلْطةِ
    to sweep to victory

    ‫حَقَّقَ نَصْراً كاسِحاً‬
  • 3 (to move confidently, majestically)to sweep in/out

    دَخَلَ \ خَرَجَ بِخَطَواتٍ واثِقةٍ
  • 4 (to affect)bushfires/a storm swept through the area

    اجْتاحَتْ حَرائِقُ \ عاصِفةٌ المِنْطَقةَ
    the virus swept through the population

    تَفَشّى الفَيْروس بين السُكّانِ
  • 5 (to extend) the road sweeps north

    يَمْتَدُّ الطَريقُ شَمالاً
    the mountains sweep down to the sea

    تَمْتَدُّ الجِبالُ حتّى البَحْرِ

noun/اسم

  • 1 (action) to give the floor a sweep

    كَنَسَ الأَرْضيّةَ
  • 2 (curving movement)

    تَلْويح
    with a sweep of his arm

    مُلَوِّحاً بِذِراعِهِ
  • 5
    (scope, range of history, events, opinion)
    نِطاق (plural: نُطُق)

Idioms

to sweep somebody off their feet


خَطَفَ قَلْبَ شَخْصٍ

to sweep something under the carpet or (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) rug


دارى على شَيْءٍ

to sweep the board


اكْتَسَحَ الجَوائِزَ

Phrasal verbs

sweep aside

sweep [somebody/something] aside, sweep aside [somebody/something]

نَحّى [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] جانِباً (opposition, a suggestion)

sweep away

sweep [somebody/something] away, sweep away [somebody/something] 1 (to carry away) he was swept away by the music/her enthusiasm

بَهَرَتْهُ الموسيقى \ حَماسَتُها
2 (to get rid of)

تَخَلَّصَ من [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] (barriers, obstacles)

sweep up

sweep up [something], sweep [something] up 1 (with a broom)

كَنَسَ [شَيْئاً] (broken glass, leaves)
2 (with one's arms)

حَمَلَ [شَيْئاً] (a child, pile of clothes)
3 (to involve)to get swept up in a story/the drama of the moment

سَيْطَرَتْ قِصّةٌ \ لَحْظةُ الإثارةِ على تَفْكيرِهِ

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