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  • nounrange, extent
  • nounmovement
  • verbbrush off, away
  • verbfly, glide

synonyms for sweep

  • span
  • stretch
  • ambit
  • breadth
  • compass
  • extension
  • latitude
  • length
  • orbit
  • purview
  • radius
  • reach
  • region
  • scope
  • vista
See also synonyms for: sweeping / swept
  • clean
  • clear
  • broom
  • brush
  • mop
  • ready
  • remove
  • scrub
  • tidy
  • vacuum
  • brush up
  • clear up

antonyms for sweep

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  • limitation
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        How to use sweep in a sentence

        Unless it’s a clean sweep by the Democrats, none of this will happen.
        WHAT WALL STREET NEEDS FROM THE 2020 ELECTIONBERNHARD WARNERSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
        The chytrid pandemic was selecting frogs based on their microbes—a selective sweep in which amphibians harboring one microbial community survived above all others.
        WHEN EVOLUTION IS INFECTIOUS - ISSUE 90: SOMETHING GREENMOISES VELASQUEZ-MANOFFSEPTEMBER 30, 2020NAUTILUS
        This gravel handlebar keeps the controls in the same neutral position as a standard road handlebar and creates sweep below the controls for a wider, more confident hand position when riding in the drops.
        NEW GRAVEL BIKE ACCESSORIES FOR A SMOOTHER RIDEJOSH PATTERSONSEPTEMBER 28, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
        There’s also no evidence that a single sweep of the virus through the population would lead to herd immunity, says Sten Vermund, dean of the Yale School of Public Health.
        HERD IMMUNITY ALONE WON’T STOP COVID-19. HERE’S WHY.KATE BAGGALEYSEPTEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
        Although several players have gotten close, and several others seem like they’ve played for every single team in a league, there are surprisingly few who have made a clean sweep of a given division.
        THE SUMMER OF PLAYOFFSSARAH SHACHATAUGUST 18, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
        This season, the Canes truly belong, as they proved with a comprehensive sweep of the New York Rangers in the opening round of the expanded playoffs.
        CAN THE HURRICANES WIN THE STANLEY CUP WITH MEDIOCRE GOALTENDING?TERRENCE DOYLEAUGUST 11, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
        To talk German was beyond the sweep of my dizziest ambition, but an Italian runner or porter instantly presented himself.
        GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
        He walked up the sweep of sandy drive to the hotel and went through the big glass doors.
        THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
        Thenceforth, it ebbed, though it raged madly for a while in the effort to sweep away the obstruction.
        THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
        And then if the ghost of a chimney-sweep were to appear—and why not the spirit of a sweep as well as anybody else?
        SECOND EDITION OF A DISCOVERY CONCERNING GHOSTSGEORGE CRUIKSHANK
        SYNONYM OF THE DAY
        OCTOBER 26, 1985
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        WORDS RELATED TO SWEEP

        • accommodation
        • apprehension
        • appropriation
        • bag
        • booby trap
        • bust
        • captivity
        • capture
        • collar
        • commitment
        • confinement
        • constraint
        • crimp
        • detention
        • drop
        • fall
        • gaff
        • glom
        • grab
        • heat
        • hook
        • imprisonment
        • incarceration
        • jailing
        • mitt
        • nab
        • nail
        • nick
        • nip
        • pick up
        • pickle
        • pinch
        • preventive custody
        • protective custody
        • pull
        • pull in
        • restraining
        • run-in
        • snare
        • sweep
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