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1 definition found
 for sweep up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sweep up
      v 1: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of
           action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me
           into this business" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep,
           sweep up, drag, drag in]
      2: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and
         use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They
         adopted the Jewish faith" [syn: espouse, embrace,
         adopt, sweep up]

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