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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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Since the heavy rains started Turkwel river has swept three trailers and two lorries headed to Lodwar.
In this paper, fatigue behavior of swept friction stir clinch (Swept-FSC) joints between 6061-T6 aluminum (Al) and S45C steel (Fe) sheets was studied.
Because we simplify the object being swept to a single point, the problem of editing and manipulating the sweep surfaces can be reformulated as one of controlling a bivariate motion.
Aberdeen teenager Reece Sweeney drowned after being swept away by water on July 21, while swimming in the River Deveron in Banff.
Therefore, the entire area from which fish are collected is swept with the capture net itself.
Sweeping a stone can be highly physically demanding and whilst not every stone will be swept with maximum intensity, the ability to recovery quickly and sustain sweeping intensity throughout a game and tournament is paramount to success.
"It is important to have your chimney swept at this time of year.
A CALL for residents with open fires to have their chimneys swept has been sounded by North Yorkshire Fire Brigade.
In an oblique wing aircraft, one wing of the craft is swept forward and the other wind is swept back in an asymmetric configuration when flying at supersonic speeds.
But scientists now know that they aren't so easily swept away.
Women who had their membranes swept prior to induction had a higher rate of spontaneous vaginal birth (69% compared to 56%), shorter induction to birth time (mean of 14 hours versus 19 hours), and required pitocin less often (46% versus 59%).