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A time of the year the world of television programs where the virgins become sluts, the straits become gay, the mild-mannered become basket-cases, likeable characters turn out to be evil and/or die, couples cheat on eachother, the selfless turn selfish, someone gets pregnant, and just about any other thing that the creators can think of to boost their show's ratings enough to avoid getting cancelled by the network executives.

Often as soon as sweeps week is over, all these elements are suddenly written out or forgotten.
FOX is the best network to catch sweeps week stunts due to their tendancy to cancel on a whim.
by Pyro Infernos June 13, 2006
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A tiny, almost imperceptible cough, usually hidden behind a mask due to; emphysema, asthma, allergies or the dreaded COVID, so as not to alarm others to your potential of being โ€œthe infected.โ€
I was walking through the grocery store and I had a tickle in my throat but I didnโ€™t want people to think I was contagious so I let out a microcough.
by PeteLoaf320 November 25, 2020
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In sports (basketball and baseball, mainly) when one team wins every game in a series.
by Adrian September 30, 2006
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A Style of picking, used on the guitar. You sweep your pick across the string, most of the time producing a triplet sound.
Usually used to sweep arpeggios.
"Wow Yngwie sweeps like a mutha fucker."
"You really suck at sweeps"
by 19a9a91919ngf8181181 January 17, 2006
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When a girl brushes away a guy's hand as he tries to finger her.
Bill "So how was that chick you met at the party yesterday?"
Ted "Man things were going good, but everytime I tried to take things further I got the sweep."

Lucy "Did anything happen with you and Ted last night?"
Sally "No don't worry I swept him away everytime he tried anything."
by bmur January 25, 2009
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(n.) a raid by the police
They caught him in a sweep.
by AJok January 17, 2008
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a technique with the guitar in which the fretting fingers are moved one at a time while the picking hand does not pick at all but strums.
"Pray for Plagues" by Bring Me The Horizon... has a sweep.
by inspironb120 July 09, 2009
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