The sweep ( English : to sweep, to wipe away, to clear away ) is a technical term in sport that is mainly used with reference to US sports and describes a smooth victory in a series of games without losing one's own (to zero victory) - For example, winning a best-of-five series with 3-0 wins, or in a best-of-seven series with 4-0 wins. The opponent is thereby "swept" , ie "swept" out of the competition .
In addition, a type of game move in American football is called the sweep. Here a sweep means a running play over the outer lane. The ball carrier runs a curve, "sweeps" over half of the court. To avoid confusion, the sweep is called in the above. Sometimes also means “shut out” or “blow out”.
- The Free Dictionary: Sweep , accessed June 1, 2010
- Dictionary.cambridge.org: Definition of sweep verb (win) , accessed June 1, 2010
- urbandictionary.com: Sweep: In sports (basketball and baseball, mainly) when one team wins every game in a series. , Accessed June 1, 2010
- essortment.com: What Is A Sweep Play In Football And How Is It Executed? ( Memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), accessed June 1, 2010