sweep away

сметать, сносить - to sweep clean away смести /смыть/ начисто - he was swept away by an avalanche его унесло лавиной - the bridge was swept away by the flood наводнением снесло мост - the floodwaters swept away part of a road весенний паводок смыл часть дороги отметать, отбрасывать - all doubts were now swept away все сомнения теперь были отброшены уничтожать, сметать с лица земли - to * slavery покончить с рабством тянуться, простираться (в какую-л. сторону) - the land swept away to the east линия берега поворачивала к востоку - the valley sweeps away to the sea долина простирается /тянется/ вплоть до самого моря

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  • sweep away — 1. Clear away (by a broom), brush away. 2. Dislodge, remove, expel, drive off, sweep off. 3. Destroy, overwhelm, carry off …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sweep away — verb a) To remove something by, or as if by, sweeping. b) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet …   Wiktionary

  • sweep away (something) — 1. to get rid of something. You will have to sweep away all your anger in order to improve your relations with your family. There was almost no wind to sweep the smog away. 2. to destroy something. The decision to close the lab meant that twenty… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Sweep — Sweep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweeping}.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See {Swoop}, v. i.] 1. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweep — ► VERB (past and past part. swept) 1) clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter. 2) move or push with great force. 3) (sweep away/aside) remove or abolish swiftly and suddenly. 4) search or survey (an area). 5) pass or traverse swiftly and… …   English terms dictionary

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  • sweep — sweep1 W3S3 [swi:p] v past tense and past participle swept [swept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clean something)¦ 2¦(push something somewhere)¦ 3¦(push somebody/something with force)¦ 4¦(group moves)¦ 5¦(wind/waves etc)¦ 6¦(become popular)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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