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  1. sweep

    • IPA[swiːp]

    英式

    • v.
      clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter;move or remove (dirt or litter) by brushing it away
    • n.
      an act of sweeping something with a brush;short for chimney sweep
    • noun: sweep, plural noun: sweeps

    • verb: sweep, 3rd person present: sweeps, gerund or present participle: sweeping, past tense: swept, past participle: swept

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    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter:

      I've swept the floor

      Greg swept out the kitchen

    • 2. move or remove (dirt or litter) by brushing it away:

      she swept the tea leaves into a dustpan

    • 3. move or push (someone or something) with great force:

      I was swept along by the crowd

      the party was swept from power

    • 4. brush (hair) back from one's face or upwards:

      long hair swept up into a high chignon

    • 5. hit (the ball) on the leg side by bringing the bat across the body from a half-kneeling position; hit a ball delivered by (a bowler) with such a stroke.
    • 6. move swiftly and smoothly:

      a large black car swept past the open windows

      his cool grey eyes swept over her

    • 7. cause to move swiftly and smoothly:

      he swept his hand round the room

    • 8. (of a person) move in a confident and stately manner:

      she swept magnificently from the hall

    • 9. affect (an area or place) swiftly and widely:

      the rebellion had swept through all four of the country's provinces

      violence swept the country

    • 10. (of a geographical or natural feature) extend continuously in a particular direction, especially in a curve:

      green forests swept down the hillsides

    • 11. win all the games in (a series); take each of the winning or main places in (a contest or event):

      we knew we had to sweep these three home games

    • 12. search (an area) for something:

      the detective swept the room for hair and fingerprints

    • 13. examine (a place or object) for electronic listening devices:

      the line is swept every fifteen minutes

    • 14. cover (an entire area) with a gun:

      they were trying to get the Lewis gun up behind some trees from where they would sweep the trench

    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. an act of sweeping something with a brush:

      I was giving the floor a quick sweep

    • 2. short for chimney sweep
    • 3. a long, swift curving movement:

      a grandiose sweep of his hand

    • 4. the movement of a beam across the screen of a cathode ray tube.
    • 5. an attacking stroke in which the bat is brought across the body from a half-kneeling position to hit the ball to leg.
    • 6. a procedure for inducing labour in a pregnant woman, in which a medical practitioner moves a finger around within the opening of the cervix to detach the amniotic membranes:

      I went in for a sweep at 41 weeks

      she asked if I wanted a membrane sweep to get labour going

    • 7. a comprehensive search or survey of a place or area:

      the police finished their sweep through the woods

    • 8. a survey of the ratings of television stations, carried out at regular intervals to determine advertising rates.
    • 9. a long, typically curved stretch of road, river, or land:

      we could see a wide sweep of country perhaps a hundred miles across

    • 10. a curved part of a drive in front of a building:

      one fork of the drive continued on to the gravel sweep

    • 11. the range or scope of something:

      the whole sweep of the history of the USSR

    • 12. a sweepstake.
    • 13. an instance of winning every event, award, or place in a contest:

      a World Series sweep

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

      a big, heavy sweep oar

    • 15. a sail of a windmill.
    • 16. a long pole mounted as a lever for raising buckets from a well.
    • past and past participle of sweep

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    • n. a person whose job is cleaning out the soot from chimneys.

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    • n. a person whose job is cleaning out the soot from chimneys.

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    • the removal of all unwanted people or things in order to start afresh

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    • win every event or prize in a contest

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    • win every event or prize in a contest

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    • n. a second hand on a clock or watch, moving on the same dial as the other hands.

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    • IPA[swēp]

    美式

    • v.
      clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter:
    • I've swept the floor

      Greg swept out the kitchen

    • n.
      an act of sweeping something with a brush:
    • I was giving the floor a quick sweep

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