Sweep

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Definition

a sweep: a wide and curving movement; a search
noun
Note: don't confuse with the verb to sweep which means to brush the floor to clean it.

to sweep: to clean, to brush, to clear the floor with a broom or brush
verb
This is an irregular verb:
I sweep / I swept / I have swept

sweeping: wide, extensive, full, in a curving movement
adjective
Be careful: do not confuse the adjective "sweeping" with the action "sweeping" (as in "sweeping the floor").

Examples

  • "Hank : If you must know, I'm sweeping the streets for a living."
  • "Marshall was doing his daily sweep of Amarillo's natural wildlife preserve, which borders Warbuckle's ranch on three sides."
  • "Why is he sweeping the street?"
  • "We are proud to announce sweeping reforms here at Warbuckle's department stores."
  • "Edward : No, I was talking about your sweeping – it's terrible."

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