sweep (someone) off his/her feet

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Definition of sweep (someone) off his/her feet

: to make (someone) suddenly become very attracted to one in a romantic way
  • She says that he swept her off her feet, and they were married six months later.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to destroy completely : wipe out

  3. : to remove or take with a single continuous forceful action

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

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

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

her play
  1. : of or relating to her or herself especially as possessor, agent, or object of an action — compare 1she

  1. : objective case of she

feet
  1. : plural of foot


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