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Synonyms for swoop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swoop, slide(noun)

    (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. swoop(noun)

    a very rapid raid


  3. swoop(verb)

    a swift descent through the air


  4. pounce, 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"

    pounce, swoop up

  5. swoop(verb)

    move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

    pounce, swoop up

  6. swoop, swoop up(verb)

    seize or catch with a swooping motion

    pounce, swoop up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swoop(v. a.)

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

  2. swoop(v. n.)

    stoop, descend, come down, bear down

  3. swoop(n.)

    clutch, seizure

  4. swoop(n.)

    stoop, descent

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How to use swoop in a sentence?

  1. Phil Robertson:

    In one fell swoop, President Obama has jettisoned what remained of U.S. leverage to improve human rights in Vietnam – and basically gotten nothing for it.

  2. Sun Tzu:

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

  3. Matt Damon:

    You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly, people get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter.

  4. Don Hinkle:

    The atheists just swoop in and with a simple letter written by a threatening lawyer – they win, they kick Christ and Christianity and the First Amendment right out of a public school.

  5. Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez:

    We have over 25,000 field sales representatives around the world, we train them very hard on compliance, whenever we see any activity of bad behaviour, we swoop in and then we get rid of that behavior -- one way or another.

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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, kurutohitohi, topaMāori
  • налетатьRussian
  • pustiť sa strmhlav, vrhnúť sa (na)Slovak
  • திடீர்த்தாக்குதல்Tamil

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