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Synonyms for swoop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swoop, slidenoun

    (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

    "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"

    slide, playground slide, sloping trough, lantern slide, slideway, sliding board, coast, chute, microscope slide, glide

  2. swoopnoun

    a very rapid raid


  3. swoopverb

    a swift descent through the air


  4. pounce, swoopverb

    move down on as if in an attack

    "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

    pounce, swoop up

  5. swoopverb

    move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

    pounce, swoop up

  6. swoop, swoop upverb

    seize or catch with a swooping motion

    pounce, swoop up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swoopverb

    seize (as a hawk its prey), clutch, catch up, pounce upon

  2. swoopverb

    stoop, descend, come down, bear down

  3. swoopnoun

    clutch, seizure

  4. swoopnoun

    stoop, descent

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How to use swoop in a sentence?

  1. Markus Soeder:

    There is no point in just breaking it off now. Imagine: we open everything in one fell swoop, then within two, three weeks we will be in a situation maybe even worse than before.

  2. Teresa Fillmon:

    United States's not like,' Oh, they just dump United States there,' united States love United States children. United States just can't take care of United States at that given moment. And United States's no reason why some American can swoop in here and snag them.

  3. Michael McConnell:

    We are not the internet police, don't think of us as sort of a fast-action group that's going to swoop in and deal with rapidly moving problems.

  4. Richard Wight:

    In one fell swoop we can now see the same mental health benefits of marriage for same sex couples as heterosexual couples, the main reason there is a benefit to being in a legally recognized marriage is that it introduces a level of stability into a relationship. This is going to help change the social climate. Hearing the Supreme Court say this is OK will help couples feel like they're part of regular society.

  5. Sun Tzu:

    The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.

Translations for swoop

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  • picada, precipitarse, lanzarse en picada, volar en picada, picado, precipitación, arrebato, abalanzarseSpanish
  • syöksy, syöksyä, hyökätä, rynnätäFinnish
  • précipitationFrench
  • झपट्टाHindi
  • whakatopa, topa, kurutohitohiMāori
  • налетатьRussian
  • vrhnúť sa (na), pustiť sa strmhlavSlovak
  • திடீர்த்தாக்குதல்Tamil

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