1. (transitive) to clean (a surface) by means of a stroking motion of a broom or brush
to sweep a floor, the street, or a chimney
7. (transitive, ergative) to move something in a long sweeping motion, as a broom
10. (transitive) to remove something abruptly and thoroughly
She swept the peelings off the table onto the floor.
The wind sweeps the snow from the hills.
The flooded river swept away the wooden dam.