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sweep

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweep

  1. an area over which activity, capacity, or influence extends Mrs. Griswold has been a teacher for so long that the sweep of her influence extends across three generations of the townspeople Synonyms of sweep ambit, amplitude, breadth, compass, confines, dimension(s), extent, reach, realm, scope, range, widthWords Related to sweep gamut, spectrum, spread; bailiwick, circle, demesne, department, discipline, domain, element, fief, fiefdom, field, province, region, specialty, sphere, terrain; frontier; horizon, panorama


sweep

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sweep

  1. 1 to move or proceed smoothly and readily the wind swept across the plain without respite Synonyms of sweep bowl, breeze, brush, coast, cruise, drift, glide, roll, sail, skim, slide, slip, stream, flow, whiskWords Related to sweep fly, race, rush, speedNear Antonyms of sweep limp, lumber, plod, stumble, trudge; shamble, shuffle; stamp, stomp, stump, tramp; labor, toilAntonyms of sweep flounder, struggle

  2. 2 to turn away from a straight line or course from this point the mountain range sweeps to the northeast and extends into the next state Synonyms of sweep arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, curve, swerve, trend, wheelWords Related to sweep circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veerAntonyms of sweep straighten



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