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sweep along

1. To glide or drift onward in a smooth, continuous motion in a current or as if being carried by one. We swept along in our tiny boat, watching the sun set over the ridge of the island. The leaves of the tree swept along as they fell into the stream.
2. To carry or push someone or something onward in a smooth, gliding motion. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "sweep" and "along." The river swept us along so quickly that we had no choice but to wait until it deposited us into calmer waters. Intense winds continued to sweep debris along through the streets.
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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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So convincing are the procedural details that along with the fascinating forensics, the intricacies of the case sweep you along - right back to its origins in the 1940s.
But don't fear, you won't have to rely on the crowd alone to sweep you along as there are still almost four months to go to the run - and three months by the time entries close - giving you ample time to get in training for the 13.1 mile challenge.
Although you have to rev the engine to 6,750rpm to access maximum power - much higher than turbocharged rivals - the V12 still has plenty of low end torque to sweep you along. The big advantage of avoiding a turbo is that the true voice of the V12 isn't muffled leading to one of the best exhaust notes in the business.
But don't fear, you will not have to rely on the crowd alone to sweep you along as there is still almost four months to go to the run - and three months by the time entries close - giving you ample time to train for the 13.1 mile challenge.
Give him five minutes of your time and the Walsallbased screenwriter and journalist will sweep you along in a tide of enthusiasm for his grand project.
He added: "He had this ability to sweep you along with his enthusiasm."
It's easy to read in stages, a chapter each night after a hard day's work, though the pace will sweep you along if you devote the time.
Then there are the ones, rougher if not readier, that simply and strongly sweep you along: the tidal.
But don't fear, you will not have to rely on the crowd alone to sweep you along as there are still almost four months to go until the run - and three months by the time entries close - giving you ample time to train for the 13.1 mile challenge.