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swoop

swoop

 
 
pronunciation:
swup
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: swooped, swooping, swoops
definition 1: to sweep down suddenly from above, or as if from above in attack (often followed by "down on").
The bird swooped down to the ground.The army swooped down on the city.
synonyms:
dive, plunge, pounce
similar words:
attack, lunge
definition 2: to take, lift up, or remove in a single motion from above; scoop up (often followed by "away," "up," or "off").
She swooped the papers off the floor with her hand.
synonyms:
dip, pluck, scoop
similar words:
clutch, lift, remove, snatch, spoon, take
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a fast, sudden motion from above.
The swoop of a bird startled me.
synonyms:
dive, drop
similar words:
descent, duck, fall, lurch, pitch, sweep