English version

sweep something ↔ aside

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsweep something ↔ aside phrasal verbREJECT/NOT ACCEPTto refuse to pay attention to something someone says Branson swept all the objections aside. sweep→ See Verb table
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sweep asideAnyway, by then she was sure that Julius would simply have swept any curbs aside.But Branson swept all objections aside.He had swept her shell aside and probed every bit of hunger inside her.He swept her resistance aside as if it were a cobweb.I swept the thought aside as others crowded.
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Verb table
sweep
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysweep
he, she, itsweeps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswept
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swept
he, she, ithas swept
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swept
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sweep
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swept
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sweeping
he, she, itis sweeping
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you, we, theyare sweeping
Past
I, he, she, itwas sweeping
you, we, theywere sweeping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sweeping
he, she, ithas been sweeping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sweeping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sweeping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sweeping
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