If things still aren’t coming together, here’s a stronger hint: the word refers to an action most people perform using a broom, and it rhymes with the word weep — in fact, you’re only one letter away from getting it right if you use weep as the foundation of your guess. Yes, the answer to Wordle #634 for March 15, 2023, is “sweep,” a word that be used as a noun and as a verb, and that dates back to the early 14th century.
According to Etymonline, the origins of this word aren’t quite known, but it has been used to refer to cleaning with a broom since its earliest days. It was only later on in the 14 century that the word sweep also found use as a way to refer to quickly brushing away or collecting something, such as something being swept out to sea. If you’re careful and pick the right Wordle starting words, you can also boast about scoring a sweeping victory.