sweep up

Primary Meanings of sweep up

1.
v
force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
2.
v
take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
Full Definitions of sweep up
1

v force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

Synonyms:
drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, tangle
Type of:
involve
engage as a participant
2

v take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own

Synonyms:
adopt, embrace, espouse
Types:
fasten on, hook on, latch on, seize on, take up
adopt
Type of:
accept
consider or hold as true

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