Definition of SWEEPING

noun : SWEEPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the act of cleaning with a broom ;

verb : SWEEPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A gasp swept cross the audience" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" ;

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor" ;

  • 7. (

    ) win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog swept all championships" ;

  • 8. (

    ) cover the entire range of ;

Adjective : SWEEPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination; "a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river" ;


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