Meaning of “swoop” in the English Dictionary

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swoopverb [ I ]

uk /swuːp/ 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 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 the city at 5.00 this morning.
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 smooth path, esp. through the air:

Swarms of birds swooped down from the sky.
noun [ C ] us /swup/

He lifted the baby up in one swoop.

(Definition of “swoop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)