Synonyms for sweeping
Antonyms for sweeping
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWEEPING
The first task that was set her was that of sweeping and dusting a parlor.
She meant to weave some nice brushes, for the evening sweeping.
He preferred to do this, rather than to go at once to work at the sweeping and cleaning.
I tried to think, to struggle against the tide that was sweeping me away.
A sane and sensible wave seemed to be sweeping the whole country.
The commotion of pursuit and investigation was sweeping past her tent.
Just now a wave of religion is sweeping over some of the Southern States.
She had her back turned towards me and was sweeping the floor.
With a sweeping flourish he slashed the paper globe in twain.
He was sweeping thoroughly into every corner where a broom could find entrance.
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.