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Sweep may refer to:


  • Chimney sweep, a worker who clears ash and soot from chimneys
  • Street sweeper, a person's occupation, or a machine that cleans streets
  • Swept quartz, a cleaning of quartz crystal from alkali metal ions




  • Bug sweeping, the original United States Federal government abbreviation denoting the process of bug-sweeping or electronic countersurveillance
  • Minesweeping

Other meanings[edit]

Sweep- A broom like tool used to clean

  • Clean sweep (naval), referring to a completely successful mission carried out by a warship
  • Sweep (horse) (1907–1936), champion thoroughbred race horse
  • Sweep (book series), a fictional series by Cate Tiernan
  • Sweep (software), a digital audio editor
  • Sweep (fish), a number of fish in the suborder Scorpidinae
  • Sweep account, a kind of bank account
  • Sweep line algorithm, a concept in computational geometry
  • Sweep-picking, a guitar technique
  • Swept wing, a layout of the wings on an airplane
  • Sweeps period, a system of calculating viewership for television programming
  • Sweep (puppet), a character on the British children's television series The Sooty Show
  • SWEEPS, the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search
  • Sweepstakes, a sales promotion or lottery
  • Sweeps, a term for the sails of a windmill; usage confined to Kent, Sussex and Surrey
  • Sweep (Transformers), a character from Transformers franchise
  • Sweep, a gradual bend or elbow in conduit, piping, ductwork
  • Sweep (awards), when someone or something, such as a book, film, television program, etc., wins all (or nearly all) awards for which he, she, or it, is eligible within a given year