Synonyms for sweep

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sweep
Phonetic Transcription : swip

Top 10 synonyms for sweep Other synonyms for the word sweep

Définition of sweep

Origin :
  • c.1300, perhaps from a past tense form of Middle English swope "sweep," from Old English swapan "to sweep" (transitive & intransitive); see swoop. Related: Swept; sweeping.
  • noun range, extent
  • noun movement
  • verb brush off, away
  • verb fly, glide
Example sentences :
  • From this position he commanded with his rifle the sweep of hillside all around the cabin.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • I have never had to sweep out the schoolhouse since the time you know of.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • The posters, maculated with filth, garnished like tapestry the sweep of the curbstone.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • I hauled him in, and he told me, he thought, some one had hold of the other end of the sweep.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • These form the woods which sweep from rocky shore to topmost hill.
  • Extract from : « Indian Legends of Vancouver Island » by Alfred Carmichael
  • I might sweep and wash off the stove, and—and clean off the mantelpiece.
  • Extract from : « Tip Lewis and His Lamp » by Pansy
  • We rake the grass, and then, gilding refined gold, we sweep it.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • Dorcas had no dreams so happy that such an avalanche could not sweep them aside.
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • At this, with one sweep of his sword, Hugh struck at the cat's paw.
  • Extract from : « Welsh Fairy Tales » by William Elliott Griffis
  • He sat down, back of the harp, and made ready to sweep the strings.
  • Extract from : « Welsh Fairy Tales » by William Elliott Griffis

Antonyms for sweep

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