- 1 a long strip of land, especially one on which the plants or crops have been cut The combine had cut a swath around the edge of the field. Development has affected vast swaths of our countryside.
- 2 a large strip or area of something The mountains rose above a swath of thick clouds. Idioms
(of a person, fire, etc.) to pass through a particular area, destroying a large part of it Building the tunnel would involve cutting a huge swath through the mountain.
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