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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysweep along
he/she/itsweeps along
present participlesweeping along
past tenseswept along
past participleswept along
  1. sweep someone along if something sweeps you along, you become very involved in it because you are so excited about it

    She has produced a story that sweeps the reader along from one exciting event to the next.

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