sweep someone off their feet

To seduce someone romantically.

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  • sweep (someone) off (their) feet — if someone sweeps you off your feet, you fall suddenly and completely in love with them. She was hoping that some glamorous young Frenchman would come along and sweep her off her feet …   New idioms dictionary

  • sweep someone off their feet — 1) to have a strong effect on someone so that they quickly become attracted to you He was hoping to sweep her off her feet, but she just laughed. 2) to lift someone The wind almost swept us off our feet …   English dictionary

  • sweep someone off their feet — …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweep — sweep1 [ swip ] (past tense and past participle swept [ swept ] ) verb ** ▸ 1 clean with long brush ▸ 2 move/spread quickly ▸ 3 look at/search ▸ 4 stretch over large area ▸ 5 win easily ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to clean a floor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • feet — /fit / (say feet) plural noun 1. plural of foot. –phrase 2. at someone s feet, a. captive; at someone s mercy. b. utterly devoted to someone. 3. carry someone out feet first, Colloquial a. to carry someone out dead …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweep — I UK [swiːp] / US [swɪp] verb Word forms sweep : present tense I/you/we/they sweep he/she/it sweeps present participle sweeping past tense swept UK [swept] / US past participle swept ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to clean a floor, the ground …   English dictionary

  • sweep away — verb a) To remove something by, or as if by, sweeping. b) To overwhelm someone emotionally; sweep someone off their feet …   Wiktionary

  • sweep — sweep1 W3S3 [swi:p] v past tense and past participle swept [swept] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clean something)¦ 2¦(push something somewhere)¦ 3¦(push somebody/something with force)¦ 4¦(group moves)¦ 5¦(wind/waves etc)¦ 6¦(become popular)¦ 7¦(feeling)¦… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweep — 1 /swi:p/ verb past tense and past participle swept /swept/ 1 CLEAN STH (T) to clean the dust, dirt etc from the floor or ground using a special brush: Bert swept the path in front of the house. | Sweep the floor clean for me please. 2 PUSH STH… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sweep — [[t]swi͟ːp[/t]] ♦♦♦ sweeps, sweeping, swept 1) VERB If you sweep an area of floor or ground, you push dirt or rubbish off it using a brush with a long handle. [V n] The owner of the store was sweeping his floor when I walked in... [V n prep/adv]… …   English dictionary

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