sweep noun

ADJ. broad, great, long, wide The house overlooks the great sweep of the St Lawrence river. | grand, grandiose He dismissed his assistant with a grandiose sweep of his hand. | comprehensive Her eyes made a comprehensive sweep of the room. | upward The upward sweep of her hair was held in place by a comb. | elegant, fine, graceful

VERB + SWEEP make, take We made a wide sweep south to the River Dee.

PREP. in one ~ (figurative) Thousands of jobs were lost in one broad sweep. | with a ~ with a sweep of his arm