Textual thesaurus for "sweep"

(noun) end run

(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

(noun) sweep oar

a long oar used in an open boat

(noun) expanse

a wide scope

the sweep of the plains

(noun) slam

winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

(noun) chimneysweep, chimneysweeper

someone who cleans soot from chimneys

(verb) broom

sweep with a broom or as if with a broom

Sweep the crumbs off the table; Sweep under the bed

(verb) swing, swing out

make a big sweeping gesture or movement

(verb) 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

(verb) brush

sweep across or over

Her long skirt brushed the floor; A gasp swept cross the audience

(verb) embroil, drag, drag in, sweep up, tangle

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

(verb) traverse, cross, span

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