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verb as in brush off, away

verb as in fly, glide


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He was also swept about in the music of D.C., a scene which gave rise to such acts as Fugazi and Thievery Corporation.

In mid-summer, as the epidemic swept through the region, schools closed one by one.

Business owners swept up glass in front of their barber shop.

Fans and novices soon became swept up in the movement, tracing each work like buried treasure.

As the deadly virus swept through the region, entire families of farmers and harvesters were wiped out.

Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."

When Europeans, native travelers and mails were swept out of existence they fought each other.

Grandfather Mole felt it brush his back as it swept into place again.

Her black eyelashes were long, and under their protecting shadow she swept a glance at the card above the young man's plate.

He swam with her upon the summit of the breaking Wave, lifted upon its crest, swept onward irresistibly.

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On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to swept, such as: clear, clean, scrub, broom, mop, and tidy.

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