sweep along


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sweep along

to glide along smoothly, as if flying. The sailboat swept along, pushed by the strong wind. The fallen leaves blew up against the fence, swept along by a strong wind.
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sweep along

v.
To cause someone or something to be carried along by or as if by a current: The current swept the raft along. Most of the debris was swept along by the river.
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Carney's character, Ed Norton, made a living working in a sewer, a profession he even proudly sang about: "I work in a sewer with a guy named Bruce; together we sweep along the refuse.
Photo: (1) Members of a Scottish curling team sweep along in a pre-Olympic event at the Ice Sheet in Ogden, Utah.
Driven by strong currents that sweep along the coast, the floating masses of ice jostle and bang their way along the ice shelf for hundreds of miles.
Arrival will be along a drive which will sweep along the River Don, the raison d'etre of the plant in the first place.
For example, employees of The Westin Resort, Hilton Head Island organized a beach sweep along a six-mile stretch in front of the resort.
Treacherous ocean currents sweep along its shores - particularly along the north side in winter, the south in summer.
A surge of this bone-chilling air--often called a Siberian express--can sweep along at up to 60 miles per hour and make temperatures plummet 10[degrees]F to 20[degrees]F in a few minutes.
The security personnel also conducted a sweep along the road connecting the Aceh provincial capital Banda Aceh and the North Sumatra provincial capital Medan, stopping vehicles and checking identification cards.