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noun sweep pronunciation in American English /swip/ 
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singularsweep
pluralsweeps
  1. 2
    [countable] a long smooth curved movement
    sweep of:

    He threw the gun aside with a sweep of his arm.

  2. 8
    [singular] an act of sweeping something

    She gave the floor a quick sweep.

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