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- Rhymes: -iːp
Third person singular
- (transitive) To clean (a floor, etc) using a broom or brush.
- (intransitive) To move through an (horizontal) arc or similar long stroke.
- (transitive) To search (a place) methodically.
- (cricket) To play a sweep shot.
- (curling) To brush the ice in front of a moving stone, causing it to travel farther and to curl less.
- (transitive) (ergative) To move something in a particular motion, as a broom
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- The person who steers a dragon boat.
- A person who stands at the stern of a surf boat, steering with a steering oar and commanding the crew.
- A chimney sweep.
- A search (typically for bugs [electronic listening devices]).
- (cricket) A batsman's shot, played from a kneeling position with a swinging horizontal bat.
- A lottery, usually on the results of a sporting event, where players win if their randomly chosen team wins.
- Jim will win fifty dollars in the office sweep if Japan wins the World Cup.
- A flow of water parallel to shore caused by wave action at an ocean beach or at a point or headland.
chimney sweep See chimney sweep
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