Associations to the word «Swoop»


SWOOP, verb. (intransitive) to fly or glide downwards suddenly; to plunge (in the air) or nosedive
SWOOP, verb. (intransitive) to move swiftly, as if with a sweeping movement, especially to attack something
SWOOP, verb. (transitive) To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing.
SWOOP, verb. (transitive) To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep.
SWOOP, verb. To pass with pomp; to sweep.
SWOOP, noun. An instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward
SWOOP, noun. An act of rushedly doing something
SWOOP, noun. (music) passing quickly from one note to the next

Dictionary definition

SWOOP, noun. (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides".
SWOOP, noun. A very rapid raid.
SWOOP, noun. A swift descent through the air.
SWOOP, verb. Move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students".
SWOOP, verb. Move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc.
SWOOP, verb. Seize or catch with a swooping motion.

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