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Verb: swoop  swoop
  1. Move down on as if in an attack
    "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students";
    - pounce
     
  2. Move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
     
  3. Seize or catch with a swooping motion
    - swoop up
Noun: swoop  swoop
  1. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides";
    - slide
     
  2. A very rapid raid
     
  3. A swift descent through the air

Derived forms: swooping, swooped, swoops

Type of: come down, descend, descent, fall, foray, glissando, go down, maraud, move, raid, snap, snatch, snatch up

Encyclopedia: Swoop