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sweeping

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having considerable extent
  • calls for sweeping changes in the way the nation manages security in its major ports

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sweeping

verb
present participle of sweep

Synonyms & Antonyms of sweeping (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to move or proceed smoothly and readily
  • the wind swept across the plain without respite

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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

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The first known use of sweeping was in the 14th century

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“Sweeping.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sweeping. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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