a movement in an arc
"a sweep of his arm"
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
- end run
a long oar used in an open boat
- sweep oar
winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
someone who cleans soot from chimneys
- chimneysweeper - chimneysweep
a wide scope
"the sweep of the plains"
make a big sweeping gesture or movement
- swing out
cover the entire range of
win an overwhelming victory in or on
"Her new show dog swept all championships"
clean by sweeping
"Please sweep the floor"
to cover or extend over an area or time period
"Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"
"The novel spans three centuries"
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
"They were swept up by the events"
"don't drag me into this business"
- sweep up - drag in
sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
"Sweep the crumbs off the table"
"Sweep under the bed"
move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
"The diva swept into the room"
"Shreds of paper sailed through the air"
"The searchlights swept across the sky"
sweep across or over
"Her long skirt brushed the floor"
"A gasp swept cross the audience"