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sweep

Pronunciation: /swiːp/

Translation of sweep in French:

n

  • 1to give sth a sweep donner un coup de balai à qch
  • 2 (movement) with a sweep of his arm d'un grand geste du bras

vt (prét, pp swept)

  • 2 (push) to sweep sth off the table faire tomber qch de la table (d'un grand geste de la main) to sweep sb off his/her feet [fig], faire perdre la tête à qn

vi (prét, pp swept)

  • 2to sweep in/out (majestically) entrer/sortir majestueusement

Phrasal verbs

sweep aside

écarter [person, objection]

sweep up

balayer

Definition of sweep in:

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