Definition Of sweep

verb

a comprehensive search or survey of a place or area.

the police finished their sweep through the woods

a long heavy oar used to row a barge or other vessel.

a big, heavy sweep oar

a long pole mounted as a lever for raising buckets from a well.

noun

a long, heavy oar used to row a barge or other vessel.

a big, heavy sweep oar

a long, swift curving movement.

a grandiose sweep of his hand


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Example Of sweep

  • a big, heavy sweep oar

  • a grandiose sweep of his hand

  • A quick sweep of the broom and it was gone back out into the backyard.

  • A soldier later explained to patrons that one of the thieves had got away, and said no one was allowed to leave until a thorough sweep of the area had been done.

  • A tree-lined driveway ends in a sweep in front of Old Hall, where there is a large front lawn and the grounds are surrounded by mature trees, secluding it almost completely.


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