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Adjective
Wide in range or effect
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“He gestured with the knife in a wide sweeping move, and from between the pillars, several dozen young people entered the circle.”
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Extending or performed in a long, continuous curve
“High above Kresna, we were following a trail through the foothills of Pirin, and were being treated to a sweeping panorama that seemingly extended all the way to Greece.”
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Completely overwhelming
“The election was a sweeping victory for the secular centre left.”
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(of a statement) Taking no account of particular cases or exceptions
“So I made some vague, sweeping statements, as usual, and Meg made them into code and pictures and layout.”
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A hefty amount or abundant
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Stated in indefinite terms
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Wide-ranging or extensive
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Forceful
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Having a curve or curves
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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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Graceful and fluent
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Finished; denotes a conclusion
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Very great in amount, size, intensity or degree
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Used or accepted broadly
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Regularly moving or wandering from place to place
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Able to be generalized
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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 move smoothly and rapidly or in a stately or confident manner
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Present participle for look over, scrutinize lightly
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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 wave (something) about, especially to attract attention
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Cutting down
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Present participle for hit repeatedly with small missiles or gunshot
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Present participle for look, search for over a wide area
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Present participle for proceed without effort to achieve something
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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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Present participle for to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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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 (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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Present participle for to walk in an exaggerated or showy manner
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Present participle for draw in a specified direction by creating a vacuum
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Present participle for move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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Present participle for touch with tongue
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Present participle for to creep along the surface of something
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