sweep down


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sweep something down

to clean something by sweeping. Please sweep this floor down whenever you make a mess here. Jeff will sweep down the floor before he goes home.
See also: down, sweep
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A BIG freeze is set to hit the region this weekend when icy Arctic winds are expected to sweep down across the UK.
A new state-of-the-art set and titles means it's the end of the sweep down the Thames into the clockface of Big Ben.
Inspired by childhood memories of the Spanish Mediterranean, where sun-drenched orange groves sweep down to the sea.
USC, which inexplicably threw eight straight passes on its opening drive before punting, went back to the run following Fresno State's touchdown, and tailback Reggie Bush responded with a 65-yard run on a sweep down the sideline that reached the 5-yard line.
Those hazards include torrents of lava, avalanches of debris and mud, and hot clouds of ash that sweep down the flanks of a volcano at highway speed (SN: 1/13/01, p.
Start on the bank of a rivet-, sweep down over thousands of square miles of American turf, farms, suburbs, and cities, and stop at a line of longitude; it's not exactly a likely method for creating a unique culture.
The showers were then expected to sweep down across the North-West overnight and early this morning, before hitting Wales and southern England this afternoon.
Rains have swollen rivers in the south of the country, and a wall of water was expected to sweep down into the capital.
Enormous volumes of ash and dust sweep down the slopes in avalanches.
BRITAIN was warned yesterday to brace itself for gales and heavy rain about to sweep down from the Arctic.
The gradient profile reveals many peaks and troughs before the final sweep down to the sea.
The terminology sometimes used in hysteresis-loss measurements is: the first field sweep up is called the "initial branch," the field sweep down is the "descending branch," and the subsequent field sweep up is the "ascending branch.
Then they set out together, Kutuldu on his horse, wearing an ankle-length velvet cloak to protect him against the winds that sweep down from nearby mountains.
POLICE are clearing houses as a summer fire threatens to sweep down from the hills and destroy the suburbs of Los Angeles when officers find Lionel Byrd sitting in a chair in his front room, a gun in his lap and his brains over the ceiling.
A spokesman said: "A band of sleet and snow is threatening to sweep down the country today and temperatures could reach freezing.