sweep along

sweep along
ˌsweep a ˈlong [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sweep along he/she/it sweeps along present participle sweeping along past tense swept along past participle swept along] phrasal verb
if something sweeps you along, you become very involved in it because you are so excited about it

She has produced a story that sweeps the reader along from one exciting event to the next.

Thesaurus: to make someone feel excited, enthusiastic or impressedsynonym
Main entry: sweep

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  • sweep along — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms sweep along : present tense I/you/we/they sweep along he/she/it sweeps along present participle sweeping along past tense swept along past participle swept along sweep someone along if something sweeps you… …   English dictionary

  • sweep along — phr verb Sweep along is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bandwagon …   Collocations dictionary

  • Sweep — Sweep, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Swept}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweeping}.] [OE. swepen; akin to AS. sw[=a]pan. See {Swoop}, v. i.] 1. To pass a broom across (a surface) so as to remove loose dirt, dust, etc.; to brush, or rub over, with a broom for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • sweep — I UK [swiːp] / US [swɪp] verb Word forms sweep : present tense I/you/we/they sweep he/she/it sweeps present participle sweeping past tense swept UK [swept] / US past participle swept ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to clean a floor, the ground …   English dictionary

  • sweep — Synonyms and related words: Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, S curve, aberrancy, aberration, advance, airscape, ambit, arc, arch, ball the jack, barrel, be effortless, be painless, bend, bend back, bending, bias, bingo, boom, bow, bowing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sweep — v 1.Often sweep away or out whisk, brush, vacuum; clean, clean up, spruce up, tidy up, clear out, remove the dirt from; dust, wipe, swipe, swab, mop, scrub. 2. force, push, drive, blow, drift, carry, move; draw, pull, stroke, paint; clear, open,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Sweep (book series) — Sweep   Author(s) Cate Tiernan Country USA …   Wikipedia

  • sweep — [swēp] vt. swept, sweeping [ME swepen, akin to (or ? altered <) OE swapan: see SWOOP] 1. to clear or clean (a surface, room, etc.) as by brushing with a broom 2. to remove or clear away (dirt, debris, etc.) as with a broom or brushing movement …   English World dictionary

  • sweep somebody along — ˌsweep sb aˈlong/aˈway derived usually passive to make sb very interested or involved in sth, especially in a way that makes them forget everything else • They were swept along by the force of their emotions. Main entry: ↑sweepderived …   Useful english dictionary

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