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swoop

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verb \ˈswüp\

Simple Definition of swoop

  • : to fly down through the air suddenly

  • : to arrive at a place suddenly and unexpectedly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of swoop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move with a sweep

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to gain or carry off in or as if in a swoop —usually used with up

swooper noun

Examples of swoop in a sentence

  1. The police swooped in and captured the criminals.



Origin of swoop

alteration of Middle English swopen to sweep, from Old English swāpan — more at sweep


First Known Use: 1566


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swoop

noun

Definition of swoop

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of swooping

  2. 2 :  a single concentrated and quickly effective effort <was done in one swoop> —often used with fell <solved everything at one fell swoop>



1605

First Known Use of swoop

1605



SWOOP Defined for Kids

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swoop

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verb \ˈswüp\

Definition of swoop for Students

swoopedswooping

  1. :  to rush down or pounce suddenly




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swoop

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noun

Definition of swoop for Students

  1. :  an act or instance of rushing down or pouncing suddenly




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