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sweeping

 
Adjective sweeping has 3 senses
  1. sweeping - taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river"
    Antonym:
    narrow (indirect, via wide)
  2. sweeping, wholesale - ignoring distinctions; "sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
    Antonyms: discriminate, discriminating (indirect, via indiscriminate)
  3. extensive, far-reaching, sweeping - having broad range or effect; "had extensive press coverage"; "far-reaching changes in the social structure"; "sweeping reforms"
    Antonyms: noncomprehensive, incomprehensive (indirect, via comprehensive)
Noun sweeping has 1 sense
  1. sweeping - the act of cleaning with a broom
    --1 is a kind of
    cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
    Derived forms: verb sweep6, verb sweep3
Verb sweep has 9 senses
  1. brush, sweep - sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience"
    --1 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun sweep6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. sweep, sail - 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"
    --2 is one way to move
    Derived form: noun sweep6
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. sweep, broom - sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed"
    --3 is one way to wipe, pass over
    Derived forms: noun sweeper1, noun sweeper2, noun sweeping1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in - 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"
    --4 is one way to involve
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  5. cross, traverse, span, sweep - 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"
    --5 is one way to cover, extend
    Derived form: noun sweep1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. sweep - clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
    --6 is one way to
    clean, make clean
    Derived forms: noun sweep2, noun sweeper1, noun sweeper2, noun sweeping1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. sweep - win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships"
    --7 is one way to
    win
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  8. sweep - cover the entire range of
    --8 is one way to
    cover, extend
    Derived form: noun sweep1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  9. swing, sweep, swing out - make a big sweeping gesture or movement
    --9 is one way to wield, handle
    Derived form: noun sweep6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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