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How many syllables in Sweep


Word

Sweep

How many syllables?

1 Syllable

How it's divided?

sweep

Definition

  • v. i. - 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.
  • v. i. - 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.
  • v. i. - To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.
  • v. i. - To carry with a long, swinging, or dragging motion; hence, to carry in a stately or proud fashion.
  • v. i. - To strike with a long stroke.
  • v. i. - To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.


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