v. t.1.To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken.
[imp. & p. p. Swooped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swooping.]
2.To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep.
And now at last you came to swoop it all.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to stoop.
2.To pass with pomp; to sweep.
n.1.A falling on and seizing, as the prey of a rapacious bird; the act of swooping.
The eagle fell, . . . and carried away a whole litter of cubs at a swoop.
- L'Estrange.
Noun1.swoop - (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
Synonyms: slide
2.swoop - a very rapid raid
3.swoop - a swift descent through the air
Verb1.swoop - move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
Synonyms: pounce
2.swoop - move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
3.swoop - seize or catch with a swooping motion
Synonyms: swoop up
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Translate Swoop to German, Translate Swoop to French
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