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  Definition of swoop
  1. a swift descent through the air
  2. a very rapid raid
  3. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
  4. seize or catch with a swooping motion
  5. move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
  6. move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
Similar Words: slide, swoop up, pounce

 

Hyponyms: stoop

 

Derivational Morphology: pounce, swoop up, slide

 

 
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