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sweep the board

Definition of sweep the board

chiefly British

  1. :  to win everything that can be won in a competition <She swept the board at the awards ceremony.>



Word by Word Definitions

sweepplay
  1. :  to remove from a surface with or as if with a broom or brush

    :  to destroy completely :  wipe out

    :  to remove or take with a single continuous forceful action

  1. :  something that sweeps or works with a sweeping motion: as

    :  a long pole or timber pivoted on a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well

    :  a triangular cultivator blade that cuts off weeds under the soil surface

boardplay
  1. :  border, edge

    :  the side of a ship

    :  a piece of sawed lumber of little thickness and a length greatly exceeding its width

  1. :  to come up against or alongside (a ship) usually to attack

    :  accost, address

    :  to go aboard (as a ship, train, airplane, or bus)


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