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sweep away / barrer
 
sweep away   sweep
A. -intransitive verb + adverb
sweep  
B. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=remove with brush)   barrer
2. (=wash away)
[river, storm]
[+building, car, person]   llevarse por delante
·he was swept away by strong currents
·fuertes corrientes se lo llevaron por delante
3. (=rush away)   llevar a (toda) prisa   (to   a)
·his aides swept him away
·sus ayudantes se lo llevaron a (toda) prisa
4. (figurative)
(=throw out)   eliminar
(=put an end to)   barrer,   poner fin a
·scripture and traditional values were swept away in our determination to accept the feminist challenge
·la religiónoun y los valores tradicionales fueron barridos cuando resolvimos aceptar el reto feminista,   pusimos fin a la religiónoun y los valores tradicionales al resolvernos a aceptar el reto feminista
5. (=overwhelm)
·she was swept away by his charm
·su encanto la conquistó,   se dejó llevar por su encanto
·he let himself be swept away by emotion
·se dejó llevar por la emociónoun
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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