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English definition of “swoop”

swoop

verb [I] uk   /swuːp/ us  
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. 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.
swoop
noun [C] uk   us  
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