Definitions for sweeping
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the act of cleaning with a broom
taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination
"a sweeping glance"; "a wide-sweeping view of the river"
"sweeping generalizations"; "wholesale destruction"
An instance of sweeping.
The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning.
The activity of sweeping.
wide, broad, affecting many things
He claimed a sweeping victory.
Sweeping generally refers to the act of cleaning or clearing a particular area or surface by removing dirt, dust or debris, usually using a broom, brush, or other equipment. It can also metaphorically mean a broad or comprehensive action or change in a range of areas or subjects.
cleaning off surfaces, or cleaning away dust, dirt, or litter, as a broom does; moving with swiftness and force; carrying everything before it; including in its scope many persons or things; as, a sweeping flood; a sweeping majority; a sweeping accusation
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The act of dragging the bight or loose part of a small rope along the ground, in a harbour or roadstead, in order to recover a sunk anchor or wreck. The two ends of the rope are fastened to two boats, a weight being suspended to the middle, to sink it to the ground, so that, as the boats row ahead, it may drag along the bottom. Also, a term used for rapidly scrutinizing a certain portion of the heavens in quest of planets, comets, &c.
Verb form of the word sweep.
The sweeping brush was easy to find as we always put it in the same place.
Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2020
The numerical value of sweeping in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of sweeping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
This is the biggest positive step to have happened in the commodity market since its inception, all the demand that commodity markets have had, which is to allow participation of banks, FIIs, mutual funds, financial institutions, that entire thing in one sweeping reform now gets enabled.
You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind--not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement--but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.
I could not and did not turn my back on my responsibility to address those grave problems, i made improving the program a priority and I did so in a hands-on manner, through cases, policies, and sweeping personnel and organizational changes.
The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.
Rest not Life is sweeping by go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
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