New English-Irish Dictionary
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sweep

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noun
phrases
verb
1 verb clean with brush
TRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m ushe swept the path clear of leaves scuab sí na duilleoga den chosánhe swept out the dust scuab sé amach an deannach
INTRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m uI was sweeping under the bed bhí mé ag scuabadh faoin leaba
2 verb move with brush
TRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m uI swept the snow off the steps scuab mé an sneachta de na céimeanna
INTRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m ushe was sweeping up around me bhí sí ag scuabadh thart orm, bhí sí ag glanadh fúm agus tharam
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3 verb move with long movement TRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m ushe swept the cards off the table scuab sí na cártaí den bhordhe swept up the documents and walked out bhailigh sé chuige na cáipéisí agus amach leisshe swept him into her arms chuir sí a dhá lámh thart air 4 verb brush (hair) TRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m ucíor verb  c m uhe swept back his hair scuab sé siar a chuid gruaige, chíor sé siar a chuid gruaige 5 verb SPOR hit smoothly INTRANSITIVErop verb  c m uhe swept the ball home rop sé an liathróid i gcúl na heangaí 6 verb move with powerful force TRANSITIVEscuab verb  c m uthey were swept away in the flood scuabadh chun bealaigh sa tuile iad, thug an fuarlach leis iadit got swept away scuabadh chun siúil éthe wave swept her overboard scuab maidhm thar bord í, chroch tonn thar an taobh amach íhe was swept along by the crowd d'ardaigh an slua chun siúil é, chroch an slua leis é 7 verb end by decisive action TRANSITIVEfaigh réidh ledeireadh a chur lescuab as an mbealachwe must sweep away the secrecy caithfimid deireadh a chur leis an rúndacht, caithfimid an rúndacht a scuabadh as an mbealach 8 verb especially POL ensure transition of TRANSITIVEhe'll be swept into office scuabfar isteach i gcumhacht é, tiocfaidh sé i gcumhacht go héascathey were swept from power cuireadh glan as cumhacht iad 9 verb especially POL or SPOR progress easily INTRANSITIVEthe democrats have swept to victory thug na daonlathaithe an lá go rábach leo, bhain na daonlathaithe go héasca 10 verb (especially US) win easily TRANSITIVEbuaigh gan stróthey swept the election bhuaigh siad an toghchán gan dua, bhain siad an toghchán go furasta 11 verb SPOR, US) win everything TRANSITIVEthey swept the league bhuaigh siad gach cluiche sa tsraith 12 verb walk haughtily INTRANSITIVEshe swept past us on her way out scuab sí tharainn agus í ar a bealach amach, ghlan sí tharainn agus í ag dul amachhe swept into the room isteach sa seomra leis go móiréiseach 13 verb move across rapidly
TRANSITIVEa storm swept the island rop stoirm trasna an oileáin, shéid drochstoirm trasna an oileáin, réab stoirm tríd an oileánthe boats were sweeping the seas for them bhí na báid ag treabhadh na dtonnta á gcuardach
INTRANSITIVEthe wind swept across the valley scuab an ghaoth trasna an ghleanna, shíob an ghaoth trasna an ghleannathe water swept down the street scaird an t-uisce anuas an tsráid, tháinig fuarlach anuas an tsráidthe fire swept through the house réab an tine tríd an teach
14 verb spread rapidly
TRANSITIVEviolence swept the country réab foréigean tríd an tír ar fad, scaip foréigean ar fud na tíre go tapa
INTRANSITIVEthe protests swept all over Europe leath na hagóidí ar fud na hEorpa ar fad, scaip na hagóidí ar fud na hEorpa go léir
15 verb extend in a curve INTRANSITIVEthe mountains sweep down to the sea síneann na sléibhte síos go dtí an fharraigethe road sweeps around the mountain téann an bóthar timpeall an tsléibhe 16 verb move eyes over
TRANSITIVEher gaze swept the bay bhreathnaigh sí ar an gcuan, chaith sí súil thart ar an gcuan
INTRANSITIVEhis eyes swept around the room d'fhéach sé timpeall an tseomra, thug sé spléachadh thart ar an seomra
17 verb move light over
TRANSITIVEhe swept the torch around the room scairt sé an tóirse timpeall an tseomra
INTRANSITIVEthe searchlight swept across the sky scairt an solas cuardaigh trasna na spéire
18 verb especially MIL, POLICE check for hidden person, device
TRANSITIVEcuardaigh verb  c m uthey swept the room for listening devices chuardaigh siad an seomra ag lorg gairis chúléisteachta
INTRANSITIVEcuardaigh verb  c m uthis ship sweeps for mines ag cuardach mianach a bhíonn an long seo
noun
19 noun act of cleaningscuabadh mascshe gave the room a good sweep thug sí scuabadh maith don seomra, thug sí sciúradh na cuinneoige don seomra 20 noun long curved movementthey saw the valley in one single sweep chonaic siad an gleann d'aon iarraidh amháinwe made a sweep westward thugamar ruathar siar, thugamar rúid siar, thugamar sciuird siarhe made a sweep of the torch around the room scairt sé an tóirse ar fud an tseomra 21 noun SPOR sweeping strokescuab-bhuille 22 noun sweeping coursethe road takes a wide sweep around the bay tá casadh leathan sa bhóthar timpeall an chuain 23 noun GEOG large curved areaa long sweep of white sand stráice fada cuarach de ghaineamh geal, streachlán mór fada de ghaineamh geal 24 noun drivewaythere's a wide gravel sweep up to the door tá cabhsán leathan cuarach suas go dtí an doras 25 noun range or scoperaon masc1  c m uréim fem2  c m uréimse masc4  c m uscóip fem2  c m uthe gun has a sweep of 360 degrees tá raon 360 céim ag an ngunnapeople from a broad sweep of disciplines daoine a bhaineann le réimse leathan disciplíní 26 noun especially POLICE, MIL searchcuardach masc1  c m uthey're making a sweep of the harbour for mines tá siad ag cuardach an chuain ar thóir mianacha sweep operation oibríocht chuardaigh 27 noun SPOR, US) winning of everythinghe secured a sweep of golf majors that year bhain sé gach mórchomórtas gailf an bhliain sin 28 noun EMPL, informal chimney cleanerglantóir simléar 29 noun informal sweepstakecrannchur masc1  c m uscuaibín fem 30 noun SPOR oarrámh fada
phrases

to be swept up in sth

it was easy to be swept up in the celebration b'fhurasta éirí an-tógtha faoin gceiliúradh, b'fhurasta an ceann a chailleadh sa cheiliúradh, b'fhurasta dearmad a dhéanamh ort féin sa cheiliúradh

to sweep all before you

Kildare swept all before them in the league bhuail Cill Dara gach ar casadh orthu sa tsraith, bhí rith an rása le Cill Dara sa tsraithhis troops swept all before them in Europe threascair a chuid trúpaí an Eoraip ar fadthis new phone will sweep all before it bainfidh an fón nua seo an bláth de gach fón eile, fágfaidh an fón nua seo gach fón eile in áit na leathphingine

to sweep the board

(also

to sweep the boards

) gach ní a bhuachanan chraobh a thabhairt leatshe swept the board in the swimming competitions chroch sí léi gach duais sna comórtais snámha, bhuaigh sí gach rud sna comórtais snámha

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