sweep the board
or sweep the table phrasal 1. to win all the bets on the table 2. to win everything ; beat all competitors

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweep the board — ► sweep the board win every event or prize in a contest. Main Entry: ↑sweep …   English terms dictionary

  • sweep the board — phrasal or sweep the table 1. : to win all the bets on the table 2. : to win everything in sight : excel all competitors * * * sweep the board 1. To win everything 2. To take all the cards • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sweep the board — to win everything Last year, Durham swept the board, winning all four team events …   English dictionary

  • sweep the board — win every event or prize in a contest. → sweep …   English new terms dictionary

  • sweep the board — verb a) To win all the prizes in a competition. b) To get enough votes in an election to gain all the seats …   Wiktionary

  • sweep the table — phrasal see sweep the board …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sweep the table — phrasal see sweep the board …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep — ► VERB (past and past part. swept) 1) clean (an area) by brushing away dirt or litter. 2) move or push with great force. 3) (sweep away/aside) remove or abolish swiftly and suddenly. 4) search or survey (an area). 5) pass or traverse swiftly and… …   English terms dictionary

  • sweep — sweep1 W3S3 [swi:p] v past tense and past participle swept [swept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clean something)¦ 2¦(push something somewhere)¦ 3¦(push somebody/something with force)¦ 4¦(group moves)¦ 5¦(wind/waves etc)¦ 6¦(become popular)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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