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  • sweep aside — ˌsweep a ˈside [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sweep aside he/she/it sweeps aside present participle sweeping aside past tense swept aside …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep aside — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sweep aside : present tense I/you/we/they sweep aside he/she/it sweeps aside present participle sweeping aside past tense swept aside past participle swept aside to ignore someone or something, or to refuse to …   English dictionary

  • sweep aside — you can t sweep aside these allegations forever Syn: disregard, ignore, take no notice of, dismiss, shrug off, forget about, brush aside …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sweep aside — verb a) To push or brush to the side b) To overcome an obstacle with little effort …   Wiktionary

  • sweep — sweep1 W3S3 [swi:p] v past tense and past participle swept [swept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clean something)¦ 2¦(push something somewhere)¦ 3¦(push somebody/something with force)¦ 4¦(group moves)¦ 5¦(wind/waves etc)¦ 6¦(become popular)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweep — I UK [swiːp] / US [swɪp] verb Word forms sweep : present tense I/you/we/they sweep he/she/it sweeps present participle sweeping past tense swept UK [swept] / US past participle swept ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to clean a floor, the ground …   English dictionary

  • aside — I [[t]əsa͟ɪd[/t]] ADVERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦♦ asides (In addition to the uses shown below, aside is used in phrasal verbs such as cast aside , stand aside , and step aside .) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move something aside, you move it to one side… …   English dictionary

  • sweep — 1. verb 1) she swept the floor Syn: brush, clean, scrub, wipe, mop, dust, scour; informal do 2) I swept the crumbs off Syn: remove, brush, clean, clear, whisk …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sweep — ► VERB (past and past part. swept) 1) clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter. 2) move or push with great force. 3) (sweep away/aside) remove or abolish swiftly and suddenly. 4) search or survey (an area). 5) pass or traverse swiftly and… …   English terms dictionary

  • sweep something away — (or aside) remove, dispel, or abolish something in a swift and sudden way Nahum s smile swept away the air of apprehensive gloom * * * ˌsweep sthaˈway derived to get rid of sth completely • Any doubts had long since been swept away. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

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