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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.
References in classic literature ?
My fingers were torn loose, and I swept across to the side and over the side into the sea.
This time, though we were continually half- buried, there was no trough in which to be swept, and we drifted squarely down upon the upturned boat, badly smashing it as it was heaved inboard.
As he swept his long arms, as though brushing aside some impalpable obstacle, the wolves fell back and back further still.
The time seemed interminable as we swept on our way, now in almost complete darkness, for the rolling clouds obscured the moon.
As they were descending they swept across a railroad directly over a troop-train that was heading at full speed for Chicago.
The coop did not toss around any more, but rode the waves more gently--almost like a cradle rocking--so that the floor upon which Dorothy stood was no longer swept by water coming through the slats.
Sweeping closest to the stone will have the greatest impact on the stone-ice friction, allowing the shortest time for the ice to re-cool before the stone travels over the swept area.
4 : to move or gather as if with a broom or brush <I swept the money from the table.
Trystan Rowlands, Community Safety Team member, said: "Householders should have their chimneys swept at least once a year to prevent fire threat to people and property.
It's important for safety to have your chimney swept by a qualified sweep.
Monique Palmera and Chloe Kwock, Courtney Kaska and Lehren MacKay, and Nina Hwang and Angela Chong swept all nine doubles sets, giving up six games in the process.
A high volume jet of air from the blower unit behind the sweeping gear is guided closely along the ground to dry the swept surface.