掃 means 'sweep'

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Strokes : 11    Frequency: 1449   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-3    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 52    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 28 words   Used in 50 words   Used in 37 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   to sweep
On    シュ
⿰   () hand   broom  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 掃 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 掃 is used 48 times, read 2 ways.
ソウ : 35 words FIND ALL
cleaning; sweeping; dusting; scrubbing
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: 13 words FIND ALL
Most common form: はく
'ku' godan verb, transitive verb
to sweep; to brush; to gather up
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An additional 2 less common words include 掃 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1519  Joy o' Kanji : 1519  Key to Kanji: 655 

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ソウ   は to sweep   
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yo; yell
cover; covered   
キン   turban; cloth
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