Definition of sweep aside
- He swept aside questions about his son's arrest.
- He swept aside their objections, refusing to change his plans.
: 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
: to or toward the side
: away from others or into privacy
: out of the way especially for future use : away
: an utterance not meant to be heard by someone
: a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed : digression
: beyond, past
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