sweep away

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to remove)
a. barrer
I swept away the ash from the fireplace.Barrí la ceniza de la chimenea.
2. (to wash away)
a. arrastrar
The current swept away the branches that had fallen into the river.El corriente arrastró las ramas que se habían caído en el río.
3. (to put an end to)
a. barrer
In order to make progress, we must sweep away the corruption in our organization.Para hacer progreso, tenemos que barrer la corrupción en nuestra organización.
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sweep away
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (remove)
a. barrer
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sweep away
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
transitive verb
1 (remove with brush) barrer
he swept away the crumbs
2 (wash away) [+river, storm] [+building, car, person] llevarse por delante
the river broke its banks and swept away homes and cars roads have been swept away, houses buried and thousands of livestock killed
he was swept away by strong currents fuertes corrientes se lo llevaron por delante
the sea swept the sandcastle away we watched the waves sweep away our son /floods swept away houses on the east coast/ last night when swollen tributaries of the Ohio river swept away cars and buildings
3 (rush away) llevar a (toda) prisa;to a
his aides swept him away sus ayudantes se lo llevaron a (toda) prisa
they swept me away to a plush hotel to have photos taken
4 (throw out) eliminar; (put an end to) barrer; poner fin a
the old order was swept away the commission's conclusions sweep away a decade of denials and cover-ups secondary modern schools were swept away
scripture and traditional values were swept away in our determination to accept the feminist challenge la religión y los valores tradicionales fueron barridos cuando resolvimos aceptar el reto feminista; pusimos fin a la religión y los valores tradicionales al resolvernos a aceptar el reto feminista
diplomatic niceties were swept away in the rush of events political divisions can't be swept away in a wave of brotherly love
5 (overwhelm)
she was swept away by his charm su encanto la conquistó; se dejó llevar por su encanto; he let himself be swept away by emotion se dejó llevar por la emoción
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