[ sweeps ]

noun(used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. Slang. sweep2.

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How to use sweeps in a sentence

  • A gilded coach, drawn by the most beautiful horses in the richest trappings, sweeps along the streets—a gorgeous vision.

  • Fresh gangs manned the sweeps and the riders on the eastern bank eased their pace to a walk.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Each time the tidal wave sweeps in toward the shore it urges the finer particles of sediment along with it.

    Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • The night wind sweeps across the cheerless park, chilling us to the bone.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
  • The janitor should wash the clothes-racks with the acid bichloride solution every time he sweeps.