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swathe

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswatheswathe1 /sweɪð $ swɑːð, swɒːð, sweɪð/ (also swath /swɒθ $ swɑːθ/) noun [countable]  1 a long thin area of something, especially landswathe of The bomb had left a swathe of the town centre in ruins. A swathe of sunlight lay across the floor.2 TADLGa long thin area of grass or plants that has been cut down We cut a swathe through the dense undergrowth.3 cut a swathe through something
Examples from the Corpus
swatheThis time the front door was open and a swathe of sunlight lay across the red-tiled floor.Only the water itself, its wildly fluctuating level carving a swathe of devastation along the shore, betrays the deception.He took out his knife and cut a swathe to the hollow.They cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.It was like a smile, it was like a little Eden of thoughtful pleasure: a swathe of allotments.a swathe of beige clothGreat swathes of the world don't even have electricity or roads, let alone an information superhighway.The fire had destroyed huge swathes of land.She would start nearest to the door and work her way along the jostling, glistening, pouring swathes of colours.This effectively excludes vast swathes of the planet's population.cut a swathe throughThey cut a swathe through the massed black-clad warriors, and then turning swiftly trampled back over their disorganized ranks.
swatheswathe2 verb [transitive] literary  COVERto wrap or cover something in something women swathed in expensive furs The moon was swathed in mist. Grammar Swathe is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
swatheAs a cool breeze swathed his sweat-drenched body he realized they had taken his clothes.She was swathed in a red silk dress that fitted where it touched.He is swathed in chains, from which hang trophies - namely the heads of his victims, hanging by their hair.They were the Mien, whose blue-turbaned women were swathed in dark robes accented with red wool ruffs.Her attraction to him had hardly been swathed in subtlety.No clouds swathed it, no breeze cooled him.Brown and white bunting swathed the edges of the small stage.
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Verb table
swathe
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswathe
he, she, itswathes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswathed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swathed
he, she, ithas swathed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swathed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swathe
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swathed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swathing
he, she, itis swathing
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you, we, theyare swathing
Past
I, he, she, itwas swathing
you, we, theywere swathing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swathing
he, she, ithas been swathing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swathing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swathing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swathing
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