Phrasal Verb: sweep up

December 8, 2009 by Angela

To sweep up something (or sweep something up) means to collect and remove dirt and rubbish from something, usually a floor or path, using a broom or brush.

Examples of use:
‘The garden path is covered in leaves; I’d better sweep them up.’

‘I must sweep up the mess on the kitchen floor before my parents arrive for lunch.’

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