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- (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”, in 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.