Sweeping vs Tweeping - What's the difference?

sweeping | tweeping |

As verbs the difference between sweeping and tweeping

is that sweeping is while tweeping is .

As a noun sweeping

is (countable) an instance of sweeping.

As an adjective sweeping

is wide, broad, affecting or touching upon many things.




  • Noun

  • (countable) An instance of sweeping.
  • The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning.
  • (uncountable) The activity of sweeping.
  • Sweeping took all morning.
    The sidewalk needed sweeping every morning.

    Derived terms

    * sweeping day * sweeping flood * sweeping-machine * sweeping rain * at a sweeping reduction * sweepings


    (en adjective)
  • wide, broad, affecting or touching upon many things
  • The government will bring in sweeping changes to the income tax system.
    He loves making sweeping statements without the slightest evidence.
  • * 2013 June 18, , " Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
  • By the time politicians in several cities backed down on Tuesday and announced that they would cut or consider reducing fares, the demonstrations had already morphed into a more sweeping social protest, with marchers waving banners carrying slogans like “The people have awakened.”
  • Completely overwhelming
  • He claimed a sweeping victory.


    * across-the-board