sweep away
index eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, obliterate

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  • sweep away — verb 1. eliminate completely and without a trace (Freq. 2) The old values have been wiped out • Syn: ↑wipe out • Derivationally related forms: ↑wipeout (for: ↑wipe out) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sweep away : present tense I/you/we/they sweep away he/she/it sweeps away present participle sweeping away past tense swept away past participle swept away 1) to destroy or to completely remove something Many… …   English dictionary

  • sweep away — 1. Clear away (by a broom), brush away. 2. Dislodge, remove, expel, drive off, sweep off. 3. Destroy, overwhelm, carry off …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sweep away — verb a) To remove something by, or as if by, sweeping. b) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet …   Wiktionary

  • sweep away (something) — 1. to get rid of something. You will have to sweep away all your anger in order to improve your relations with your family. There was almost no wind to sweep the smog away. 2. to destroy something. The decision to close the lab meant that twenty… …   New idioms dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 off — Sweep away, sweep, brush off, brush away …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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 — [[t]swi͟ːp[/t]] ♦♦♦ sweeps, sweeping, swept 1) VERB If you sweep an area of floor or ground, you push dirt or rubbish off it using a brush with a long handle. [V n] The owner of the store was sweeping his floor when I walked in... [V n prep/adv]… …   English dictionary

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