Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (transitive) To remove something by, or as if by, sweeping.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet.
- (idiomatic, transitive) to completely destroy, to annihilate
2011 February 5, Chris Whyatt, “Wolverhampton 2 - 1 Man Utd”, BBC:
- Instant drama ensued as Wolves appealed for a penalty as Brazilian right-back Rafael swept away any danger from Jarvis with his upper body after 40 seconds.