sweep away

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sweep away

  1. (transitive) To remove something by, or as if by, sweeping.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet.
  3. (idiomatic, transitive) to completely destroy, to annihilate
    • 2011 February 5, Chris Whyatt, “Wolverhampton 2 - 1 Man Utd”, in BBC[1]:
      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.