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    sweep down?

    What is "sweep down"? Is it "Go smoothly through something"? Does down mean "downward" or "along something"?

    ex)...The water seemed to welcome and embrace her. She liked the clean, luxuriant feeling as she swept down with the current.

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    Re: sweep down?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What is "sweep down"? Is it "Go smoothly through something"? Does down mean "downward" or "along something"?

    ex)...The water seemed to welcome and embrace her. She liked the clean, luxuriant feeling as she swept down with the current.

    sweep means to move fast usually in a smooth movement, like you suggest

    ex. The tornado swept through the town.

    Down I assume means downstream.

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