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What is another word for swoop?

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Verb
To move rapidly downwards, especially through the air
“When we see a bald eagle swoop down and carry off a lamb from a flock of sheep, this can leave us in awe of its raw power.”
Verb
To move rapidly or suddenly in a given direction
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“Several fighters would swoop suddenly through a valley.”
Verb
To carry out a sudden attack, especially in order to make a capture or arrest
“The law was strictly enforced, and the police would swoop anywhere there was a beating of tomtoms at night, seize the drums, and arrest the players.”
Verb
To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
Noun
An attack or invasion, typically for the purpose of making arrests or seizing property
“Law enforcement would round up a bunch of suspected gang members in a swoop on the district of Trafalgar.”
Noun
A sudden swoop or spring
Noun
A bend, arch, or part of a curve or circle
Noun
The action of taking property unlawfully from a person or place by force or threat of force
Noun
An act of jumping or diving downward
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