power sweep
noun Date: 1964 sweep 3e

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweep — 1 /swi:p/ verb past tense and past participle swept /swept/ 1 CLEAN STH (T) to clean the dust, dirt etc from the floor or ground using a special brush: Bert swept the path in front of the house. | Sweep the floor clean for me please. 2 PUSH STH… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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