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1swoop

verb \ˈswüp\

: to fly down through the air suddenly

: to arrive at a place suddenly and unexpectedly

Full Definition of SWOOP

intransitive verb
:  to move with a sweep
transitive verb
:  to gain or carry off in or as if in a swoop —usually used with up
swoop·er noun
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Examples of SWOOP

  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

2swoop

noun

Definition of SWOOP

1
:  an act or instance of swooping
2
:  a single concentrated and quickly effective effort <was done in one swoop> —often used with fell <solved everything at one fell swoop>

First Known Use of SWOOP

1605
SWOOPER Defined for Kids

1swoop

verb \ˈswüp\
swoopedswoop·ing

Definition of SWOOP for Kids

:  to rush down or pounce suddenly

2swoop

noun

Definition of SWOOP for Kids

:  an act or instance of rushing down or pouncing suddenly

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