sweep [-ing, -s, swept] v

OE form of swope, to sweep with a broom, brandish (sword), to rush, to dash, to set in circular motion, wind, to rove.

  1. Clean; clear away with a broom.
  2. Pass rapidly; move with a magnificent air.

sweep [-s] n

see sweep, v.

  1. Compass; contour; arc; turn; [fig.] glide; flight; soaring; ascent; rise.