- taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination
"a sweeping glance"
"a wide-sweeping view of the river"
- I am sweeping the yard.
- Tom is sweeping his room.
- Everybody is calling for sweeping reforms.
- Sweeping the room is my daughter's job.
- My father is sweeping the garage.
- His music is sweeping the whole country.
- I see her sweeping the room.
- The Party won a sweeping victory at the general election.
- A banking scandal is sweeping across Capitol Hill.
- Moreover, the sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization led many Muslims to view the West as hostile to the traditions of Islam.
- Kids these days have no imagination whatsoever. Only a nationwide revolution and sweeping economic reform will bring the hoop and stick back into vogue.
- Her grandfather extrapolated an isolated incident at a grocery store into a series of sweeping, unflattering generalizations about every Mexican on earth.
- Sweeping compounds
- Road-sweeping vehicles
- wastes from chimney sweeping