sweep up

Definitions of sweep up
  1. verb
    force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    synonyms: drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, tangle
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    type of:
    engage as a participant
  2. verb
    take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    synonyms: adopt, embrace, espouse
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    fasten on, hook on, latch on, seize on, take up
    type of:
    consider or hold as true
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