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English verb: sweep away

1. sweep away (creation) eliminate completely and without a trace

SamplesThe old values have been wiped out.

Synonymswipe out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

2. sweep away (emotion) overwhelm emotionally

SamplesHer swept her away.

Synonymssweep off

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

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