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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsweepingsweep‧ing /ˈswiːpɪŋ/ ●○○ adjective  1 BIGaffecting many things, or making an important difference to somethingsweeping changes/cuts/reforms etc They want to make sweeping changes to education policies.2 [only before noun] including a lot of information about something a sweeping look at European history3 sweeping statement/generalization4 forming a curved shape the sweeping curve of the driveway a sweeping gesture5 sweeping victory
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sweepingIn my opinion, that submission was too sweeping.Yet the most sweeping changes and the most fertile inventions have in the last decade come from New York.He also advocated sweeping changes in education.It was Gerald Kaufman, shadow foreign secretary, who did that for him, in a speech of vast sweeping grasp.The cloth is liberally soaked and wiped over the surface in a smooth sweeping motion.a sweeping novelsweeping changes/cuts/reforms etcAfter a tour and a few interviews with convicts, she was in favour of sweeping reforms.Now Congress is primed to repeal the Housing Act of 1937 by enacting a series of sweeping reforms.Yet the most sweeping changes and the most fertile inventions have in the last decade come from New York.This option allows you to make more sweeping changes - for example you can go from a bar chart to a line chart.The trend is prompted by sweeping changes in attitudes toward leisure time and the domestic roles of men.The reshuffle involved sweeping changes in economic portfolios.One of Thames's latest money-saving schemes involves making sweeping changes to contract terms.
From Longman Business Dictionarysweepingsweep‧ing /ˈswiːpɪŋ/ adjective sweeping changes, cuts etc affect many people and make a big differenceThe multinational announced asweeping reorganization of its trading and investment arm.The firm has taken sweeping steps to tackle its operating problems.
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