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Remove vs. Sweep

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Removeverb

(transitive) To move something from one place to another, especially to take away.

‘He removed the marbles from the bag.’;

Sweepverb

(transitive) To clean (a surface) by means of a stroking motion of a broom or brush.

‘to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney’;

Removeverb

To replace a dish within a course.

Sweepverb

(intransitive) To move through a (horizontal) arc or similar long stroke.

‘The wind sweeps across the plain.’; ‘The offended countess swept out of the ballroom.’;

Removeverb

(transitive) To murder.

Sweepverb

(transitive) To search (a place) methodically.

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Removeverb

To dismiss a batsman.

Sweepverb

To travel quickly.

Removeverb

(transitive) To discard, set aside, especially something abstract (a thought, feeling, etc.).

Sweepverb

(cricket) To play a sweep shot.

Removeverb

To depart, leave.

Sweepverb

(curling) To brush the ice in front of a moving stone, causing it to travel farther and to curl less.

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Removeverb

(intransitive) To change one's residence; to move.

Sweepverb

To move something in a long sweeping motion, as a broom.

Removeverb

To dismiss or discharge from office.

‘The President removed many postmasters.’;

Sweepverb

To win (a series) without drawing or losing any of the games in that series.

Removenoun

The act of removing something.

Sweepverb

To defeat (a team) in a series without drawing or losing any of the games in that series.

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Removenoun

Removing a dish at a meal in order to replace it with the next course, a dish thus replaced, or the replacement.

Sweepverb

(transitive) To remove something abruptly and thoroughly.

‘She swept the peelings off the table onto the floor.’; ‘The wind sweeps the snow from the hills.’; ‘The flooded river swept away the wooden dam.’;

Removenoun

(British) at some public schools A division of the school, especially the form prior to last

Sweepverb

To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.

‘Their long descending train, / With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain.’;

Removenoun

A step or gradation (as in the phrase "at one remove")

Sweepverb

To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.

Removenoun

Distance in time or space; interval.

Sweepverb

To strike with a long stroke.

Removenoun

(dated) The transfer of one's home or business to another place; a move.

Sweepverb

(nautical) To draw or drag something over.

‘to sweep the bottom of a river with a net’;

Removenoun

The act of resetting a horse's shoe.

Sweepverb

To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation.

‘to sweep the heavens with a telescope’;

Removeverb

To move away from the position occupied; to cause to change place; to displace; as, to remove a building.

‘Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark.’; ‘When we had dined, to prevent the ladies' leaving us, I generally ordered the table to be removed.’;

Sweepnoun

A single action of sweeping.

‘Give the front steps a quick sweep to get rid of those fallen leaves.’;

Removeverb

To cause to leave a person or thing; to cause to cease to be; to take away; hence, to banish; to destroy; to put an end to; to kill; as, to remove a disease.

Sweepnoun

The person who steers a dragon boat.

Removeverb

To dismiss or discharge from office; as, the President removed many postmasters.

Sweepnoun

A person who stands at the stern of a surf boat, steering with a steering oar and commanding the crew.

Removeverb

To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another.

‘Till Birnam wood remove to Dunsinane,I can not taint with fear.’;

Sweepnoun

A chimney sweep.

Removenoun

The act of removing; a removal.

‘This place should be at once both school and university, not needing a remove to any other house of scholarship.’; ‘And drags at each remove a lengthening chain.’;

Sweepnoun

A methodical search, typically for bugs (electronic listening devices).

Removenoun

The transfer of one's business, or of one's domestic belongings, from one location or dwelling house to another; - in the United States usually called a move.

‘It is an English proverb that three removes are as bad as a fire.’;

Sweepnoun

(cricket) A batsman's shot, played from a kneeling position with a swinging horizontal bat.

‘Bradman attempted a sweep, but in fact top edged the ball to the wicket keeper’;

Removenoun

The state of being removed.

Sweepnoun

A lottery, usually on the results of a sporting event, where players win if their randomly chosen team wins.

‘Jim will win fifty dollars in the office sweep if Japan wins the World Cup.’;

Removenoun

That which is removed, as a dish removed from table to make room for something else.

Sweepnoun

A flow of water parallel to shore caused by wave action at an ocean beach or at a point or headland.

Removenoun

The distance or space through which anything is removed; interval; distance; stage; hence, a step or degree in any scale of gradation; specifically, a division in an English public school; as, the boy went up two removes last year.

‘A freeholder is but one remove from a legislator.’;

Sweepnoun

(martial arts) A throw or takedown that primarily uses the legs to attack an opponent's legs.

Removenoun

The act of resetting a horse's shoe.

Sweepnoun

Violent and general destruction.

‘the sweep of an epidemic disease’;

Removenoun

degree of figurative distance or separation;

‘just one remove from madness’; ‘it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy’;

Sweepnoun

(metalworking) A movable templet for making moulds, in loam moulding.

Removeverb

remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract;

‘remove a threat’; ‘remove a wrapper’; ‘Remove the dirty dishes from the table’; ‘take the gun from your pocket’; ‘This machine withdraws heat from the environment’;

Sweepnoun

(card games) In the game casino, the act of capturing all face-up cards from the table.

Removeverb

remove from a position or an office

Sweepnoun

The compass of any turning body or of any motion.

‘the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye’;

Removeverb

dispose of;

‘Get rid of these old shoes!’; ‘The company got rid of all the dead wood’;

Sweepnoun

Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, etc. away from a rectilinear line.

Removeverb

cause to leave;

‘The teacher took the children out of the classroom’;

Sweepnoun

A large oar used in small vessels, partly to propel them and partly to steer them.

Removeverb

shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes;

‘He removed his children to the countryside’; ‘Remove the troops to the forest surrounding the city’; ‘remove a case to another court’;

Sweepnoun

The almond furnace.

Removeverb

go away or leave;

‘He absented himself’;

Sweepnoun

A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.

Removeverb

kill intentionally and with premeditation;

‘The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered’;

Sweepnoun

Any of the blades of a windmill.

Removeverb

get rid of something abstract;

‘The death of her mother removed the last obstacle to their marriage’; ‘God takes away your sins’;

Sweepnoun

(in the plural) The sweepings of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.

Removeverb

take (something) away or off from the position occupied

‘she sat down to remove her make-up’; ‘Customs officials removed documents from the premises’;

Sweepnoun

Any of several pl=s in the kyphosid subfamily Scorpidinae.

Removeverb

take off (clothing)

‘he sat down and quickly removed his shoes and socks’;

Sweepnoun

An expanse or a swath, a strip of land.

Removeverb

change one's home or place of residence by moving to (another place)

‘he removed to Wales and began afresh’;

Sweepverb

To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the purpose of cleaning; as, to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney. Used also figuratively.

‘I will sweep it with the besom of destruction.’;

Removeverb

compel (someone) by law to move to another area

‘a man is removed to the tribal district of his forbears’;

Sweepverb

To drive or carry along or off with a broom or a brush, or as if with a broom; to remove by, or as if by, brushing; as, to sweep dirt from a floor; the wind sweeps the snow from the hills; a freshet sweeps away a dam, timber, or rubbish; a pestilence sweeps off multitudes.

‘The hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies.’; ‘I have already swept the stakes.’;

Removeverb

abolish or get rid of

‘they removed thousands of needy youngsters from the benefit system’; ‘exchange controls have finally been removed’;

Sweepverb

To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.

‘Their long descending train,With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain.’;

Removeverb

dismiss from a job

‘he was removed from his position as teacher’;

Sweepverb

To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.

‘And like a peacock sweep along his tail.’;

Removeverb

be distant from

‘it is an isolated place, far removed from the London art world’;

Sweepverb

To strike with a long stroke.

‘Wake into voice each silent string,And sweep the sounding lyre.’;

Removeverb

be very different from

‘an explanation which is far removed from the truth’;

Sweepverb

To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.

Removeverb

separated by a particular number of steps of descent

‘his second cousin once removed’;

Sweepverb

To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.

Removenoun

a degree of remoteness or separation

‘at this remove, the whole incident seems insane’;

Sweepverb

To clean rooms, yards, etc., or to clear away dust, dirt, litter, etc., with a broom, brush, or the like.

Removenoun

a form or division in some British schools

‘a member of the Fifth Remove’;

Sweepverb

To brush swiftly over the surface of anything; to pass with switness and force, as if brushing the surface of anything; to move in a stately manner; as, the wind sweeps across the plain; a woman sweeps through a drawing-room.

Sweepverb

To pass over anything comprehensively; to range through with rapidity; as, his eye sweeps through space.

Sweepnoun

The act of sweeping.

Sweepnoun

The compass or range of a stroke; as, a long sweep.

Sweepnoun

The compass of any turning body or of any motion; as, the sweep of a door; the sweep of the eye.

Sweepnoun

The compass of anything flowing or brushing; as, the flood carried away everything within its sweep.

Sweepnoun

Violent and general destruction; as, the sweep of an epidemic disease.

Sweepnoun

Direction and extent of any motion not rectlinear; as, the sweep of a compass.

Sweepnoun

Direction or departure of a curve, a road, an arch, or the like, away from a rectlinear line.

‘The road which makes a small sweep.’;

Sweepnoun

One who sweeps; a sweeper; specifically, a chimney sweeper.

Sweepnoun

A movable templet for making molds, in loam molding.

Sweepnoun

The mold of a ship when she begins to curve in at the rungheads; any part of a ship shaped in a segment of a circle.

Sweepnoun

The almond furnace.

Sweepnoun

A long pole, or piece of timber, moved on a horizontal fulcrum fixed to a tall post and used to raise and lower a bucket in a well for drawing water.

Sweepnoun

In the game of casino, a pairing or combining of all the cards on the board, and so removing them all; in whist, the winning of all the tricks (thirteen) in a hand; a slam.

Sweepnoun

The sweeping of workshops where precious metals are worked, containing filings, etc.

Sweepnoun

a wide scope;

‘the sweep of the plains’;

Sweepnoun

someone who cleans soot from chimneys

Sweepnoun

winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge

Sweepnoun

a long oar used in an open boat

Sweepnoun

(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

Sweepnoun

a movement in an arc;

‘a sweep of his arm’;

Sweepverb

sweep across or over;

‘Her long skirt brushed the floor’; ‘A gasp swept cross the audience’;

Sweepverb

move with sweeping, effortless, gliding motions;

‘The diva swept into the room’; ‘Shreds of paper sailed through the air’; ‘The searchlights swept across the sky’;

Sweepverb

sweep with a broom or as if with a broom;

‘Sweep the crumbs off the table’; ‘Sweep under the bed’;

Sweepverb

force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action;

‘They were swept up by the events’; ‘don't drag me into this business’;

Sweepverb

to cover or extend over an area or time period;

‘Rivers traverse the valley floor’; ‘The parking lot spans 3 acres’; ‘The novel spans three centuries’;

Sweepverb

clean by sweeping;

‘Please sweep the floor’;

Sweepverb

win an overwhelming victory in or on;

‘Her new show dog swept all championships’;

Sweepverb

cover the entire range of

Sweepverb

make a big sweeping gesture or movement

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