10 examples of sweep
to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney
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.
to sweep the bottom of a river with a net
to sweep the heavens with a telescope
the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.
his eye sweeps through space
a long sweep
the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye
the flood carried away everything within its sweep
the sweep of an epidemic disease