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sweep

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweep

  1. an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends <Mrs. Griswold has been a teacher for so long that the sweep of her influence extends across three generations of the townspeople> Synonyms ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confines, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, range, widthRelated Words gamut, spectrum, spread; bailiwick, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, field, province, region, specialty, sphere, terrain; frontier; horizon, panorama




sweep

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweep

  1. 1 to move or proceed smoothly and readily <the wind swept across the plain without respite> Synonyms bowl, breeze, brush, coast, cruise, drift, glide, roll, sail, skim, slide, slip, stream, flow, whiskRelated Words fly, race, rush, speedNear Antonyms limp, lumber, plod, stumble, trudge; shamble, shuffle; stamp, stomp, stump, tramp; labor, toilAntonyms flounder, struggle

  2. 2 to turn away from a straight line or course <from this point the mountain range sweeps to the northeast and extends into the next state> Synonyms arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, curve, swerve, trend, wheelRelated Words circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms straighten




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