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English definition of “swoop”


verb [I]     /swuːp/
to move very quickly and easily through the air , especially down from a height in order to attack : The eagle swooped down to snatch a young rabbit .Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft informal to make a sudden attack on a place or group of people in order to surround and catch them: Undercover police swooped on three houses in Bristol at 5.00 this morning .Moving quicklyAttacking and invading swoop     noun [C] Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
(Definition of swoop verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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