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Adjective
Wide in range, scope or effect
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“The State might see fit to make sweeping changes in the fees and tuition of the University.”
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Extending over, or covering, a long, continuous space, curve or scope
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“We would travel to whatever field Dad was working, then explore the local bluff for the day, playing hide-and-seek in the sweeping fields of grain.”
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Affording commanding views, typically of a landscape
“High above Kresna, we were following a trail through the foothills of Pirin, and were treated to a sweeping panorama that seemingly extended all the way to Greece.”
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Complete and decisive in nature
“This was considered a sweeping victory for the Louisiana sugar producers.”
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(of a statement) Taking no account of particular cases or exceptions
“As an attorney and former journalist, I am skeptical when I hear or read broad, sweeping statements about any subject.”
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Prevalent over a whole place, community, country, or the world, especially of a disease
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Used or accepted broadly by most people
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Stated in indefinite terms
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Involving great effort or determination
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A hefty amount or abundant
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Forceful, dynamic or vigorous in nature
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(of an object or situation) Significant in degree of importance or urgency
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Vigorous, enthusiastic, and without compromise
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Winding or sinuous, having bends, turns or angles
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Having, or shaped with, a curve or curves
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Finished, having reached an end or conclusion
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Regularly moving or wandering from place to place
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Capable of being conceptualized in broad rather than specific terms
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Domestic household chores such as cleaning and cooking
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A long, swift curving movement
Verb
Present participle for to brush off or away, typically dirt or litter
“The heaviest burdens lay on city work crews, who had to sweep dirt from the gutters and municipal swimming pools.”
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Present participle for to arc or turn away from a straight line or course
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“Mountains sweep across the horizon to the south and east, ranging far and wide above the trees.”
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Present participle for to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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“Occasionally, a breeze would sweep across the knoll, suggesting movement when there was none.”
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Present participle for to move (through an area or place) swiftly
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“In the meantime, another fresh army would sweep down the Belgian coast behind the Allies' flank.”
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Present participle for to spread (through an area or place) widely
“A fire would sweep through the forest, taking out large numbers of trees and shrubs.”
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Present participle for to engulf or affect (an area or place) swiftly and widely
“The stage had been set for the rise of big-band swing that would sweep the nation in the mid-1930s.”
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Present participle for to move or push (someone or something) with great force
“He allowed the crowd to sweep him along in their stampede, helpless to do anything else, and was carried outside.”
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Present participle for to search or scan for something
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“Snake then carefully avoids the search tower spotlights which sweep the area under the beady eye of the armed guards.”
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Present participle for to move in a proud and majestic fashion
“She would sweep into the room like a queen with a rustle of silk petticoats, and immediately backs were straightened, heads went up, and we tried to stand like guardsmen on parade.”
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Present participle for to look over or scrutinize, especially a wide area
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Present participle for to sway unsteadily from one side to the other
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Present participle for to touch or come into contact with lightly and typically fleetingly
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Present participle for to move or be moved in a particular direction by water
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Present participle for to push roughly
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Present participle for to go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner
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Present participle for to hit repeatedly with small missiles or gunshot
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Present participle for to aimlessly move or drift from place to place
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Present participle for to move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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(especially of waves) Present participle for to sweep or splash in a particular direction
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(often "triumph over") Present participle for to prevail over rivals, challenges, or difficulties
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Present participle for to maintain one's household
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Present participle for to creep along the surface of something
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Present participle for to move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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