15 to sweep the board board sweep up phrasal verb If you sweep up rubbish or dirt, you push it together with a brush and then remove.
V P, Also V n P chimney sweep ( chimney sweeps plural ), chimney-sweep A chimney sweep is a person price for planning drawings whose job is to clean the soot out of chimneys.
V n prep/adv 6 verb If you are swept somewhere, you are taken there very quickly.V, Also V n with adv 2 verb, if you sweep things off something, you push them off with a quick smooth movement of your arm.Sweep sth under the carpet/sweep sth under the rug phrase V inflects For a long time this problem has been swept under the carpet.V through/across.the wave of patriotism sweeping the country.V prep/adv The Chief turned and swept out.V n prep/adv, norma picked up the broom and began sweeping.V n prep/adv, her long, fine hair was swept back in a ponytail.
V prep/adv The car swept past the gate house.
Written An icy wind swept through the streets.
A clean sweep phrase PHR n, usu v PHR.the first club to make a clean sweep of all three trophies.A flu epidemic is sweeping through Moscow.V n prep/adv 7 verb If something sweeps from one place to another, it moves there extremely quickly.The visitors were swept past various monuments.V prep/adv 8 uverse remote s10 s3 verb If events, ideas, or beliefs sweep through a place, they spread quickly through.His arm swept around the room.V n In both republics, centre-right parties swept to power.
Written She swept into the conference room.