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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)
    she swept the hair from her face
    رَفَعَتْ شَعْرَها عن وَجْهِها
  • 3 (to move with force)
    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)
    the new craze that swept the nation
    مَوْجة الهَوَسِ الجَديدة الّتي اجْتاحَت \ اكْتَسَحَت البِلادَ
  • 5 (to search, survey)
    (police, guards)
    (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


  • 1 (action) to give the floor a sweep
    كَنَسَ الأَرْضيّةَ
  • 2 (curving movement)
    with a sweep of his arm
    مُلَوِّحاً بِذِراعِهِ
  • 5
    (scope, range of history, events, opinion)
    نِطاق (plural: نُطُق)


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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