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sweep away

verb as in scoop

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Yet just a handful of well-studied changes would sweep away most of the future deficits.

It promises to sweep away the familiar contours of everyday experience.

Thenceforth, it ebbed, though it raged madly for a while in the effort to sweep away the obstruction.

From your weed rose the cloud that no counterblast, royal or plebeian, has ever yet been able to sweep away from the lips of men.

He turned angrily on the "barbarian" schools, that would sweep away the past, and create Humanity anew on some arbitrary plan.

It inevitably enlarges, and there is no means of supplying its place, for the sea would sweep away the workmen.

At this criticism of her statement Bathsheba made an addition to her dignity by a slight sweep away from him.


On this page you'll find 172 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sweep away, such as: decline, disband, dissolve, expel, let go, and reject.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.