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swoopverb [I]

uk   us   /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 ​youngrabbit. informal to make a ​suddenattack on a ​place or ​group of ​people in ​order to ​surround and ​catch them: Undercover ​police swooped on three ​houses in the ​city at 5.00 this ​morning.
swoop
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of swoop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swoopverb [I]

 us   /swup/
to move ​quickly in a ​smoothpath, esp. through the ​air: Swarms of ​birds swooped down from the ​sky.
swoop
noun [C]  us   /swup/
He ​lifted the ​baby up in one swoop.
(Definition of swoop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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