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Definition of Swept

Swept
Sweep Sweep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swept; p. pr. & vb. n. Sweeping.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See Swoop, v. i.] 1. To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively. I will sweep it with the besom of destruction. --Isa. xiv. 23. 2. To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes. The hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies. --Isa. xxviii. 17. I have already swept the stakes. --Dryden. 3. To brush against or over; to rub lightly along. Their long descending train, With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain. --Dryden. 4. To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion. And like a peacock sweep along his tail. --Shak. 5. To strike with a long stroke. Wake into voice each silent string, And sweep the sounding lyre. --Pope. 6. (Naut.) To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net. 7. To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope. To sweep, or sweep up, a mold (Founding), to form the sand into a mold by a templet, instead of compressing it around the pattern.
Swept
Swept Swept, imp. & p. p. of Sweep.

Meaning of Swept from wikipedia

- Sweep or swept may refer to: Sweep, the action of using a brush to clean Chimney sweep, a worker who clears ash and soot from chimneys Street sweeper...
- A swept wing is a wing that angles either backward or occasionally forward from its root rather than in a straight sideways direction. Swept wings have...
- Swept Away is a 2002 adventure comedy romance film written and directed by Guy Ritchie; it is a remake of Lina Wertmüller's 1974 Italian film of the same...
- A forward-swept wing is an aircraft wing configuration in which the quarter-chord line of the wing has a forward sweep. Typically, the leading edge also...
- Swept Under is a 2015 Canadian thriller directed by Michel Poulette about a crime-scene cleaner, Morgan (Devin Kelley), who discovers evidence that has...
- Swept Away (Italian: Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto; the full English title is Swept Away... by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue...
- Under Rug Swept is the fifth studio album and third internationally released album by Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette. Released by Maverick...
- Swept Away may refer to: Swept Away (television), an episode from Discovery Channel's series I Shouldn't Be Alive Swept Away (Steve Hunter album), 1977...
- Engine displacement is the measure of the cylinder volume swept by all of the pistons of a piston engine, excluding the combustion chambers. It is commonly...
- Swept is the third album by English singer-songwriter Julia Fordham, released in 1991. The album includes "(Love Moves in) Mysterious Ways", Fordham's...
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