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noun 
  1. The person who steers a dragon boat.
  2. A person who stands at the stern of a surf boat, steering with a steering oar and commanding the crew.
  3. A chimney sweep.
  4. A search (typically for bugs electronic listening devices).
  5. (cricket) A batsman's shot, played from a kneeling position with a swinging horizontal bat.
  6. 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 if Japan wins the World Cup.
  1. A flow of water parallel to shore caused by wave action at an ocean beach or at a point or headland.
Translations: (trans-top, person who steers a dragon boat)
(trans-mid)
(trans-bottom) chimney sweep
See chimney sweep (trans-top, a search for bugs (electronic listening devices))
(trans-mid)
(trans-bottom) (trans-top, type of shot in cricket)
(trans-mid)
(trans-bottom) verb (sweeps, sweeping, swept)
  1. (transitive) To clean (a floor, etc) using a broom or brush.
  2. (intransitive) To move through an (horizontal) arc or similar long stroke.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 236d.
    • : has the course of the argument so accustomed you to agreeing that you were swept by it into a ready assent?
      1. (transitive) To search (a place) methodically.
      2. (cricket) To play a sweep shot.
      3. (curling) To brush the ice in front of a moving stone, causing it to travel farther and to curl less.
      4. (transitive) (ergative) To move something in a particular motion, as a broom
Translations: 
  • French: balayer
    (trans-mid)
  • German: fegen, kehren
  • Italian: spazzare, scopare
  • Spanish: barrer
Etymology: Old English swÄpan; see also swoop


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