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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 swept
 (vbl.)sweep的過去式和過去分詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sweep v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swept p. pr. & vb. n. Sweeping.]
 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 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.   --Isa. xiv. 23.
 2. 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.   --Isa. xxviii. 17.
    I have already swept the stakes.   --Dryden.
 3. To brush against or over; to rub lightly along.
 Their long descending train,
 With rubies edged and sapphires, swept the plain.   --Dryden.
 4. 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.   --Shak.
 5. To strike with a long stroke.
 Wake into voice each silent string,
 And sweep the sounding lyre.   --Pope.
 6. Naut. To draw or drag something over; as, to sweep the bottom of a river with a net.
 7. To pass over, or traverse, with the eye or with an instrument of observation; as, to sweep the heavens with a telescope.
 To sweep a mold or To sweep up a mold Founding, to form the sand into a mold by a templet, instead of compressing it around the pattern.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swept imp. & p. p. of Sweep.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sweep
      n 1: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" [syn: expanse]
      2: someone who cleans soot from chimneys [syn: chimneysweeper,
          chimneysweep]
      3: winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge [syn: slam]
      4: a long oar used in an open boat [syn: sweep oar]
      5: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by
         running around the end of the line [syn: end run]
      6: a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
      v 1: sweep across or over; "Her long skirt brushed the floor"; "A
           gasp swept cross the audience" [syn: brush]
      2: 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" [syn: sail]
      3: sweep with a broom or as if with a broom; "Sweep the crumbs
         off the table"; "Sweep under the bed" [syn: broom]
      4: 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" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep up,
          drag, drag in]
      5: 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" [syn: cross, traverse,
          span]
      6: clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
      7: win an overwhelming victory in or on; "Her new show dog
         swept all championships"
      8: cover the entire range of
      9: make a big sweeping gesture or movement [syn: swing, swing
         out]
      [also: swept]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 swept
      adj : possessing sweep; "the sleek swept wings of the plane" [ant:
             unswept]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 swept
      See sweep