sweep aside

Definition of sweep aside

:to treat (something) as not important :to ignore (something)
  • He swept aside questions about his son's arrest.
  • He swept aside their objections, refusing to change his plans.

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

aside play
  1. : to or toward the side

  2. : away from others or into privacy

  3. : out of the way especially for future use : away

  1. : an utterance not meant to be heard by someone

  2. : a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed : digression

  1. : beyond, past


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