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swoop

swoop

 
 
pronunciation:
swup
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: swooped, swooping, swoops
definition: to sweep down suddenly from or as if from above in attack (often fol. by down on).
The bird swooped down from the tree to the ground.The army swooped down on the city.
synonyms:
descend, dive, plunge, pounce
similar words:
attack, lunge
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to take, lift up, or remove in or as if in a single motion sweeping from above; scoop up; snatch (often fol. by away, up, or off).
synonyms:
dip, pluck, scoop
similar words:
clutch, lift, remove, snatch, spoon, take
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part of speech: noun
definition: a rapid, sudden descent or sweeping motion from above.
synonyms:
dip, dive, drop, plunge
similar words:
descent, duck, fall, lurch, pitch, sweep
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