English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sweep /swi:p/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự quét
- to give a thorough sweep: làm tổng vệ sinh
- sự đảo (mắt), sự khoát (tay), sự lướt
- a sweep of the eye: sự đảo mắt nhìn
- a sweep of the arm: cái khoát tay
- đoạn cong, đường cong
- the river makes a sweep to the left: sông lượn về phía tay trái
- tầm, khả năng
- the sweep of a gun: tầm súng đại bác
- within the sweep of the eye: trong tầm mắt
- within the sweep of human intelligence: trong khả năng hiểu biết của con người
- a long sweep of meadow: một dải đồng cỏ dài
- ((thường) số nhiều) rác rưởi quét đi
- nội động từ swept
- lướt nhanh, vút nhanh
- eagle sweeps past: chim đại bàng vút qua
- his glance swept from right to left: anh ta đảo mắt lưới nhanh từ bên phải sang bên trái
- to sweep down on the enemy: lao nhanh vào quân địch
- đi một cách đường bệ
- to sweep out of the room: đi ra khỏi phòng với vẻ đường bệ
- trải ra, chạy (về phía)
- plain sweeps away to the sea: cánh đồng trải ra đến bờ biển
- ngoại động từ
- lướt, vuốt
- to sweep the strings: lướt ngón tay trên dây đàn
- to sweep one's hand over one's hair: vuốt tóc
- quét; vét
- battery sweeps the approaches: khẩu đội pháo quét tất cả những con đường đi đến
- to sweep the floor: quét sàn nhà
- chèo (phà, thuyền) bằng chèo dài
- to sweep away feudalism: quét sạch chế độ phong kiến
- to sweep along
- cuốn đi, cuốn theo; lôi cuốn
- he swept his audience along with him: anh ta lôi cuốn người nghe
- to sweep round
- (hàng hải) quay ngoắt trở lại
- bay cất cánh (máy bay, chim)
- to sweep everything into one's net
+a wide scope
+someone who cleans soot from chimneys
+winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
+a long oar used in an open boat
+(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
+a movement in an arc
+sweep across or over
+move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions
+sweep with a broom or as if with a broom
+force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
+to cover or extend over an area or time period
+clean by sweeping
+win an overwhelming victory in or on
+cover the entire range of
+make a big sweeping gesture or movement
Advanced English Dictionary
1 brush, whisk, clean, clear, tidy up:
This weekend I have to sweep out the basement.
2 Often, sweep away. carry or take (away or off), destroy, wipe out, demolish, remove, wash (away); blow (away):
The raging torrent swept away the bridge. The wind swept the debris before it.
3 swoop, flounce, glide, sail, march, parade, skim, tear, dash, zoom:
Hattie swept into the room majestically.
4 curve, arc, arch, bend, bow, circle, turn:
The long drive to the house sweeps round the pond and gardens.
5 pass, clearance, stroke; purge:
In one clean sweep the police rounded up all the suspects.
6 curve, arc, arch, bow, bend, curvature, flexure:
Note the sweep of those main arches holding up the dome.
7 range, extent, compass, reach, stretch, scope, swing, span:
The Hubbell space telescope has a farther sweep than any on earth.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
+ verb (swept, swept )
1 to clean a room, surface, etc. using a BROOM (= a type of brush on a long handle): [VN] to sweep the floor / street / stairs + Chimneys should be swept regularly. + [VN-ADJ] The showroom had been emptied and swept clean. [also V]
2 [VN +adv./prep.] to remove sth from a surface using a brush, your hand, etc: She swept the crumbs into the wastebasket. + He swept the leaves up into a pile. + She swept the clothes onto the floor and invited him to sit down.
move quickly / with force
3 [VN +adv./prep.] to move or push sb/sth suddenly and with a lot of force: The little boat was swept out to sea. + Their tent was swept away in the storm. + She let herself be swept along by the crowd.
4 (of weather, fire, etc.) to move suddenly and/or with force over an area or in a particular direction: [V, +adv./prep.] Rain swept in through the broken windows. + A fire swept through the store on Tuesday night. + [VN] Strong winds regularly sweep the islands.
of a person
5 [V +adv./prep.] to move quickly and/or smoothly, especially in a way that impresses or is intended to impress other people: Without another word she swept out of the room. + (figurative) He swept into the lead with an almost perfect performance.
6 [VN +adv./prep.] to move sth, especially your hand or arm, quickly and smoothly in a particular direction: He rushed to greet her, sweeping his arms wide.
7 [V +adv./prep.] to suddenly affect sb strongly: A wave of tiredness swept over her. + Memories came sweeping back.
of ideas / fashions
8 to spread quickly: [V, +adv./prep.] Rumours of his resignation swept through the company. + [VN] the latest craze sweeping America
look / move over area
9 to move over an area, especially in order to look for sth: [V, +adv./prep.] His eyes swept around the room. + The car headlights swept across the front of the building. + [VN] Searchlights swept the sky. + She swept the crowd with her binoculars.
10 [VN] to move, or move sth, over a surface, touching it lightly: Her dress swept the ground as she walked.
11 [VN +adv./prep.] to brush, comb, etc. your hair in a particular direction: Her hair was swept back from her face.
12 [V +adv./prep.] to form a long smooth curve: The hotel gardens sweep down to the beach.
Idioms: sweep the board to win all the prizes, etc. in a competition
sweep sb off their feet to make sb fall suddenly and deeply in love with you: She's waiting for some hero to come and sweep her off her feet.
sweep (sb) to power to win an election by a large number of votes; to make sb win an election with a large number of votes
sweep sth under the carpet (AmE also sweep sth under the rug) to try to stop people from finding out about sth wrong, illegal, embarrassing, etc. that has happened or that you have done: An earlier report, implicating the government, had been conveniently swept under the carpet.
Phrasal Verbs: sweep sb along / away [usually passive] to make sb very interested or involved in sth, especially in a way that makes them forget everything else: They were swept along by the force of their emotions.
sweep sth<->aside to ignore sth completely: All their advice was swept aside.
sweep sth<->away to get rid of sth completely: Any doubts had long since been swept away.
sweep sth<->out to remove all the dust, dirt, etc. from a room or building using a brush
sweep sb<->up to lift sb up with a sudden smooth movement: He swept her up into his arms.
1 [C, usually sing.] an act of cleaning a room, surface, etc. using a BROOM: Give the room a good sweep.
2 [C] a smooth curving movement: He indicated the door with a sweep of his arm.
3 [C, usually sing.] a long, often curved, piece of road, river, coast, etc: the broad sweep of white cliffs around the bay
4 [U] the range of an idea, a piece of writing, etc. that considers many different things: Her book covers the long sweep of the country's history.
movement / search over area
5 [C] a movement over an area, for example in order to search for sth or attack sth: The rescue helicopter made another sweep over the bay.
6 [C] = CHIMNEY SWEEP
Idioms see CLEAN adj.
broad, great, long, wide
The house overlooks the great sweep of the St Lawrence river.
| grand, grandiose
He dismissed his assistant with a grandiose sweep of his hand.
Her eyes made a comprehensive sweep of the room.
The upward sweep of her hair was held in place by a comb.
| elegant, fine, graceful
VERB + SWEEP
We made a wide sweep south to the River Dee.
in one ~
(figurative) Thousands of jobs were lost in one broad sweep.
| with a ~
with a sweep of his arm
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