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swoop

verb [I]
 
 
/swuːp/
MOVE to suddenly move very quickly down through the air: Huge birds swoop down from the sky.Movement through the airAviationTravelling by aircraft
ATTACK to suddenly attack: The day before police had swooped on his home.Attacking and invading
swoop noun [C]
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