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Collins

sweep

  

      vb   , sweeps, sweeping, swept  
1    to clean or clear (a space, chimney, etc.) with a brush, broom, etc.  
2    often foll by: up   to remove or collect (dirt, rubbish, etc.) with a brush, broom, etc.  
3    to move in a smooth or continuous manner, esp. quickly or forcibly  
cars swept along the road     
4    to move in a proud or dignified fashion  
she swept past     
5    to spread or pass rapidly across, through, or along (a region, area, etc.)  
the news swept through the town     
6    tr   to direct (the gaze, line of fire, etc.) over; survey  
7    tr; foll by: away or off   to overwhelm emotionally  
she was swept away by his charm     
8    tr   to brush or lightly touch (a surface, etc.)  
the dress swept along the ground     
9    tr; often foll by: away   to convey, clear, or abolish, esp. with strong or continuous movements  
the sea swept the sandcastle away, secondary modern schools were swept away     
10    intr   to extend gracefully or majestically, esp. in a wide circle  
the plains sweep down to the sea     
11    to search (a body of water) for mines, etc., by dragging  
12    to search (a room, area, etc.) electronically to detect spying devices  
13    tr   to win overwhelmingly, esp. in an election  
Labour swept the country     
14      (Cricket)   to play (a ball) with a sweep  
15    tr   to propel (a boat) with sweeps  
16    sweep the board  
a    (in gambling) to win all the cards or money  
b    to win every event or prize in a contest  
17    sweep (something) under the carpet   to conceal (something, esp. a problem) in the hope that it will be overlooked by others  
      n  
18    the act or an instance of sweeping; removal by or as if by a brush or broom  
19    a swift or steady movement, esp. in an arc  
with a sweep of his arms     
20    the distance, arc, etc., through which something, such as a pendulum, moves  
21    a wide expanse or scope  
the sweep of the plains     
22    any curving line or contour  
23      (Cards)  
a    the winning of every trick in a hand of whist  
b    the taking, by pairing, of all exposed cards in cassino  
24       short for       sweepstake  
25      (Cricket)   a shot in which the ball is hit more or less square on the leg side from a half-kneeling position with the bat held nearly horizontal  
26   
a    a long oar used on an open boat  
b      (Austral)   a person steering a surf boat with such an oar  
27    any of the sails of a windmill  
28      (Electronics)   a steady horizontal or circular movement of an electron beam across or around the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube  
29      (Agriculture)  
a    a rakelike attachment for the front of a motor vehicle for pushing hay into piles  
b    a triangular blade on a cultivator used to cut through roots below the surface of the soil  
30    a curving driveway  
31      (Chiefly Brit)      See       chimney sweep  
32       another name for       swipe       5  
33    clean sweep  
a    an overwhelming victory or success  
b    a complete change; purge  
to make a clean sweep     
     (C13 swepen; related to Old English swapan, Old Norse sveipa; see swipe, swoop)  
  sweepy      adj  


chimney sweep   , sweeper  
      n   a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys  
sweep hand  
      n     (Horology)   a long hand that registers seconds or fractions of seconds on the perimeter of the dial  
sweep-saw  
      n   a saw with a thin blade that can be used for cutting curved shapes  
well sweep  
      n   a device for raising buckets from and lowering them into a well, consisting of a long pivoted pole, the bucket being attached to one end by a long rope  
Diccionario de inglés definición  
Collins
sweepstake   ,   (esp. U.S.)   sweepstakes  
      n  
1   
a    a lottery in which the stakes of the participants constitute the prize  
b    the prize itself  
2    any event involving a lottery, esp. a horse race in which the prize is the competitors' stakes,   (Often shortened to)    sweep         
     (C15: originally referring to someone who sweeps or takes all the stakes in a game)  


chimney sweep   , sweeper  
      n   a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys  
sweep         
      vb   , sweeps, sweeping, swept  
1    to clean or clear (a space, chimney, etc.) with a brush, broom, etc.  
2    often foll by: up   to remove or collect (dirt, rubbish, etc.) with a brush, broom, etc.  
3    to move in a smooth or continuous manner, esp. quickly or forcibly  
cars swept along the road     
4    to move in a proud or dignified fashion  
she swept past     
5    to spread or pass rapidly across, through, or along (a region, area, etc.)  
the news swept through the town     
6    tr   to direct (the gaze, line of fire, etc.) over; survey  
7    tr; foll by: away or off   to overwhelm emotionally  
she was swept away by his charm     
8    tr   to brush or lightly touch (a surface, etc.)  
the dress swept along the ground     
9    tr; often foll by: away   to convey, clear, or abolish, esp. with strong or continuous movements  
the sea swept the sandcastle away, secondary modern schools were swept away     
10    intr   to extend gracefully or majestically, esp. in a wide circle  
the plains sweep down to the sea     
11    to search (a body of water) for mines, etc., by dragging  
12    to search (a room, area, etc.) electronically to detect spying devices  
13    tr   to win overwhelmingly, esp. in an election  
Labour swept the country     
14      (Cricket)   to play (a ball) with a sweep  
15    tr   to propel (a boat) with sweeps  
16    sweep the board  
a    (in gambling) to win all the cards or money  
b    to win every event or prize in a contest  
17    sweep (something) under the carpet   to conceal (something, esp. a problem) in the hope that it will be overlooked by others  
      n  
18    the act or an instance of sweeping; removal by or as if by a brush or broom  
19    a swift or steady movement, esp. in an arc  
with a sweep of his arms     
20    the distance, arc, etc., through which something, such as a pendulum, moves  
21    a wide expanse or scope  
the sweep of the plains     
22    any curving line or contour  
23      (Cards)  
a    the winning of every trick in a hand of whist  
b    the taking, by pairing, of all exposed cards in cassino  
24       short for       sweepstake  
25      (Cricket)   a shot in which the ball is hit more or less square on the leg side from a half-kneeling position with the bat held nearly horizontal  
26   
a    a long oar used on an open boat  
b      (Austral)   a person steering a surf boat with such an oar  
27    any of the sails of a windmill  
28      (Electronics)   a steady horizontal or circular movement of an electron beam across or around the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube  
29      (Agriculture)  
a    a rakelike attachment for the front of a motor vehicle for pushing hay into piles  
b    a triangular blade on a cultivator used to cut through roots below the surface of the soil  
30    a curving driveway  
31      (Chiefly Brit)      See       chimney sweep  
32       another name for       swipe       5  
33    clean sweep  
a    an overwhelming victory or success  
b    a complete change; purge  
to make a clean sweep     
     (C13 swepen; related to Old English swapan, Old Norse sveipa; see swipe, swoop)  
  sweepy      adj  
sweep hand  
      n     (Horology)   a long hand that registers seconds or fractions of seconds on the perimeter of the dial  
sweep-saw  
      n   a saw with a thin blade that can be used for cutting curved shapes  
well sweep  
      n   a device for raising buckets from and lowering them into a well, consisting of a long pivoted pole, the bucket being attached to one end by a long rope  

Diccionario de inglés definición  

Collins
swipe  
      vb  
1    when intr, usually foll by: at  
Informal   to hit hard with a sweeping blow  
2    tr  
Slang   to steal  
3    tr   to pass a machine-readable card, such as a credit card, debit card, etc., through a machine that electronically interprets the information encoded, usu. in a magnetic strip, on the card  
      n  
4    Informal   a hard blow  
5      (Also called)    sweep          a type of lever for raising and lowering a weight, such as a bucket in a well  
     (C19: perhaps related to sweep)  


chimney sweep   , sweeper  
      n   a person whose job is the cleaning out of soot from chimneys  
sweep         
      vb   , sweeps, sweeping, swept  
1    to clean or clear (a space, chimney, etc.) with a brush, broom, etc.  
2    often foll by: up   to remove or collect (dirt, rubbish, etc.) with a brush, broom, etc.  
3    to move in a smooth or continuous manner, esp. quickly or forcibly  
cars swept along the road     
4    to move in a proud or dignified fashion  
she swept past     
5    to spread or pass rapidly across, through, or along (a region, area, etc.)  
the news swept through the town     
6    tr   to direct (the gaze, line of fire, etc.) over; survey  
7    tr; foll by: away or off   to overwhelm emotionally  
she was swept away by his charm     
8    tr   to brush or lightly touch (a surface, etc.)  
the dress swept along the ground     
9    tr; often foll by: away   to convey, clear, or abolish, esp. with strong or continuous movements  
the sea swept the sandcastle away, secondary modern schools were swept away     
10    intr   to extend gracefully or majestically, esp. in a wide circle  
the plains sweep down to the sea     
11    to search (a body of water) for mines, etc., by dragging  
12    to search (a room, area, etc.) electronically to detect spying devices  
13    tr   to win overwhelmingly, esp. in an election  
Labour swept the country     
14      (Cricket)   to play (a ball) with a sweep  
15    tr   to propel (a boat) with sweeps  
16    sweep the board  
a    (in gambling) to win all the cards or money  
b    to win every event or prize in a contest  
17    sweep (something) under the carpet   to conceal (something, esp. a problem) in the hope that it will be overlooked by others  
      n  
18    the act or an instance of sweeping; removal by or as if by a brush or broom  
19    a swift or steady movement, esp. in an arc  
with a sweep of his arms     
20    the distance, arc, etc., through which something, such as a pendulum, moves  
21    a wide expanse or scope  
the sweep of the plains     
22    any curving line or contour  
23      (Cards)  
a    the winning of every trick in a hand of whist  
b    the taking, by pairing, of all exposed cards in cassino  
24       short for       sweepstake  
25      (Cricket)   a shot in which the ball is hit more or less square on the leg side from a half-kneeling position with the bat held nearly horizontal  
26   
a    a long oar used on an open boat  
b      (Austral)   a person steering a surf boat with such an oar  
27    any of the sails of a windmill  
28      (Electronics)   a steady horizontal or circular movement of an electron beam across or around the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube  
29      (Agriculture)  
a    a rakelike attachment for the front of a motor vehicle for pushing hay into piles  
b    a triangular blade on a cultivator used to cut through roots below the surface of the soil  
30    a curving driveway  
31      (Chiefly Brit)      See       chimney sweep  
32       another name for       swipe       5  
33    clean sweep  
a    an overwhelming victory or success  
b    a complete change; purge  
to make a clean sweep     
     (C13 swepen; related to Old English swapan, Old Norse sveipa; see swipe, swoop)  
  sweepy      adj  
sweep hand  
      n     (Horology)   a long hand that registers seconds or fractions of seconds on the perimeter of the dial  
sweep-saw  
      n   a saw with a thin blade that can be used for cutting curved shapes  
well sweep  
      n   a device for raising buckets from and lowering them into a well, consisting of a long pivoted pole, the bucket being attached to one end by a long rope  

Diccionario de inglés definición  

Collins

sweep

  

      vb  
1    brush, clean, clear, remove  
2    career, flounce, fly, glance, glide, hurtle, pass, sail, scud, skim, tear, zoom  
      n  
3    arc, bend, curve, gesture, move, movement, stroke, swing  
4    compass, extent, range, scope, span, stretch, vista  
5    draw, lottery, raffle, sweepstake  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

sweep under the rug exp.
1. to conceal, to hide 2. to avoid talking about (sth embarrassing)

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