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Related to sweep the board: take account, turn up, rub off, pick up on, on the back burner, put on the spot

sweep

(swēp),
The travel of the beam of a cathode ray oscilloscope from left to right, representing the time axis, produced by an artificially generated sawtooth voltage.

sweep

(swep)
To clear debris away, e.g., from the mouth during resuscitation.
See: finger sweep.
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Jake White, who took over after the World Cup, was named coach of the year -- and his Springboks held off grand slam winners France to win the team award and sweep the board.
Pontypridd youngster Gareth Seward defied atrocious conditions to sweep the board in the Glamorgan Junior Championships at Langland Bay last week.
London Film Critics' Circle chairman William Russell said Master and Commander deserved to sweep the board.
BOOKMAKER Ladbrokes has closed the book on the Oscars because Chicago is such a strong favourite to sweep the board.