sweep up

Definition of sweep up

  1. 1 :  to remove dust, dirt, etc., from (something) by using a broom or brush When I was sweeping up, I found an earring that I had lost. Can you please sweep up the porch?

  2. 2 :  to remove (something, such as dust, dirt, etc.) from a surface by using a broom or brush She swept up the broken glass.

  3. 3 :  to pick up (someone or something) in one quick, continuous motion She swept the baby up and carried her to the crib.

  4. 4 :  to brush or pull (hair) away from the face —usually used as be swept up Her hair was swept up in a bun.

Word by Word Definitions

sweepplay
  1. :  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

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

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

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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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