Shmup technique sometimes used against bosses or large groups of weaker enemies, which involves the player moving his craft back and forth, left to right (or up to down, if playing a horizontal shmup) in large increments, covering most of the screen's available width/height, firing constantly. Allows the player to spread his shots out over a wide area and at the same time avoid staying in one place too long, so as to give enemies using aimed attacks a more difficult target to hit.
a movement in an arc; "a sweep of his arm"
(see pic above) A hit executed towards his leg or on side, by "sweeping" his bat around his body.
a type of batsman's shot played by kneeling, often putting the back leg's knee on the pitch, and swinging the bat in a horizontal arc across the body, hitting the ball to the leg side, usually played to balls from a slow bowler that pitch near the batsman. v.i. to play a sweep shot. v.t. to hit the ball with a sweep.
To arc pointed toe out and around from front to back or back to front. Can sometime be executed with a turn.
Risky, but effective shot played with the back knee on the ground to despatch to square leg balls which keep low. Not to be confused with the puppet of the same name.