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    What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Hey :)

    Could someone enlighten me as to what a "sweeping beach" is?

    Is it a wide beach or a curvy beach or a wide and curvy beach? Or just a beach that looks really good maybe?

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    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndersUlv View Post
    Hey :)
    Hello/Hi,

    Hello AndersUlv, and welcome to the forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by AndersUlv View Post
    Could someone enlighten me as to what a "sweeping beach" is?
    Is it a wide beach or a curvy beach or a wide and curvy beach, or just a beach that looks really good maybe?

    It could be any or a combination (or none) of the above! Can you describe the context, or provide a link to where you found that text please?
    Note also that I have moved your thread to the Ask a Teacher forum, because "sweeping beach" is not an idiom.

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    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Scroll down to "Sweeping - adjective" on this page. Definitions 1a and 1b fit perfectly.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    fit perfectly.
    They may not. I'd still like to see the original sentence.

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    #5

    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Hello, and thank you for your replies so far. I found the expression in this sentence:

    "The Kvarner Gulf has varied shores of sweeping beaches, rocky headlands, secret coves and picturesque islands."

    I often translate travel texts, so I run into the expression a lot. I did check the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, but it gives me the impression that it can mean either curving or wide or both at the same time...

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    Re: What does "sweeping" mean in "sweeping beach"?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndersUlv View Post
    curving or wide or both at the same time...
    I would go for "wide" or "curving and wide". In future, please try to give us the complete sentence right from the start, and cite the source if you can.

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