Definition of sweep away
- Floods swept away several houses.
- His performance today swept away any doubts about his ability to play.
: 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
: on the way : along
: from this or that place
: in a secure place or manner
: absent from a place : gone
: distant in space or time
: played on an opponent's grounds
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