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sweep away

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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysweep away
he/she/itsweeps away
present participlesweeping away
past tenseswept away
past participleswept away
  1. 1
    to destroy or to completely remove something

    Many people died when floods swept their homes away.

    Your reassurances have swept away any doubts I had.

  2. 2
    to become completely involved in a story, situation, your emotions etc
    get swept away:

    I got quite swept away with the spirit of the moment.

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