Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- To push or brush to the side
- (idiomatic) To overcome an obstacle with little effort.
2011 January 18, “Wolverhampton 5 - 0 Doncaster”, in BBC:
- Wolves swept aside Championship outfit Doncaster at Molineux to earn a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
- (idiomatic) To ignore, brush off.