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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action;
- Example: "They were swept up by the events"
- Example: "don't drag me into this business"
[syn: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in]

2. take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own;
- Example: "She embraced Catholicism"
- Example: "They adopted the Jewish faith"
[syn: espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sweep up v 1: force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in] 2: take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own; "She embraced Catholicism"; "They adopted the Jewish faith" [syn: espouse, embrace, adopt, sweep up]