Sweeping meaning

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Moving in or as if in a wide curve.

A sweeping gesture; a sweeping glance.

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Having wide-ranging influence or effect.

Sweeping changes.

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Indiscriminate; wholesale.

Sweeping generalizations.

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Overwhelming; complete.

A sweeping victory.

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The action of one that sweeps.
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Present participle of sweep.
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Things swept up; refuse.
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That sweeps; cleansing or carrying away with or as with a broom.
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Reaching in a long curve or line.
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Extending over the whole range or a great space.
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Things swept up, as litter, refuse, etc. swept from a floor.
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The act, work, etc. of a person or thing that sweeps.
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(countable) An instance of sweeping.

The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning.

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(uncountable) The activity of sweeping.

Sweeping took all morning.

The sidewalk needed sweeping every morning.

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Wide, broad, affecting many things.

The government will bring in sweeping changes to the income tax system.

He loves making sweeping statements without the slightest evidence.

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Completely overwhelming.

He claimed a sweeping victory.

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