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Pronunciation: /swiːp/

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 (I) (stem vowel = u) [dust] [snow]; (with the hand) أَزاحَ (IV) she swept the hair from her face رَفَعَتْ شَعْرَها عن وَجْهِها
  • 3 (to move with force) اجْتاحَ (VIII), دَفَعَ (stem vowel = a) (I), جَرَفَ (I) (stem vowel = u) [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 sb overboard جَرَفَ شَخْصاً إلى الماءِ
  • 4 (to spread through) [storms] [epidemics] [rumours] انْتَشَرَ (VIII) (+ في), اجْتاحَ (VIII) the new craze that swept the nation مَوْجة الهَوَسِ الجَديدة الّتي اجْتاحَت \ اكْتَسَحَت البِلادَ
  • 5 (to search, survey) [police] [guards] مَشَّطَ (II); [searchlights] [beams] سَطَعَ (I) (stem vowel = a) (+ 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) هَبَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) 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) كَنْس 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)


to sweep sb off their feet

خَطَفَ قَلْبَ شَخْصٍ

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

دارى على شَيْءٍ

to sweep the board

اكْتَسَحَ الجَوائِزَ

Phrasal verbs

sweep aside

sweep [sb/sth] asidesweep aside [sb/sth] نَحّى [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] جانِباً [opposition] [a suggestion]

sweep away

sweep [sb/sth] awaysweep away [sb/sth] (to carry away) اجْتاحَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] [a person] [bridge] he was swept away by the music/her enthusiasm بَهَرَتْهُ الموسيقى \ حَماسَتُها 1.1 (to get rid of) تَخَلَّصَ من [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] [barriers] [obstacles]

sweep up

كَنَسَ (I) (stem vowel = u)
sweep up [sth]sweep [sth] up (with a broom) كَنَسَ [شَيْئاً] [broken glass] [leaves] 1.1 (with one's arms) حَمَلَ [شَيْئاً] [a child] [pile of clothes] 1.2 (to involve) to get swept up in a story/the drama of the moment سَيْطَرَتْ قِصّةٌ \ لَحْظةُ الإثارةِ على تَفْكيرِهِ

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