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sweep hand

  

      n     (Horology)   a long hand that registers seconds or fractions of seconds on the perimeter of the dial  
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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  

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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  

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sweep, sweep, chimney sweep, clean sweep

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n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
1. to conceal, to hide 2. to avoid talking about (sth embarrassing)
n.
hand gesture of approval
npl.
a disorder of the hands skin characterized by roughness, dryness and sensitiveness
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
make or repair an object in an improvised and inventive way making use of whatever items are at hand
chiefly[US];[Fam.] Ex.: You have no idea how many things I've MacGyvered using just duct tape or a simple paper clip.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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