sweep\ away


sweep\ away
1. III
sweep away smth. /smth. away/
1) sweep away the cobwebs (the dust, the rubbish, etc.) смести паутину и т.д.; sweep away the snow разгрести снег
2) sweep away the crops уничтожить урожай; sweep away slum areas снести /ликвидировать/ районы трущоб; death sweeps away great and small смерть уносит всех от мала до велика; sweep away all opposition (all obstacles, all the difficulties, etc.) ликвидировать /уничтожать/ всяческое сопротивление и т.д.; sweep away all objections отметать всяческие возражения
2. XI
be swept away by smth. he was swept away by an avalanche его унесло лавиной; the bridge was swept away by the flood наводнение снесло мост; be swept away at some time these doubts have now been swept away эти сомнения теперь отброшены
3. XVI
sweep away in some direction the plain (the coastline, the land, etc.) sweeps away to the east (to the sea, to the west in a deep bay, etc.) равнина и т.д. простирается, тянется на восток и т.д.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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