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Verb
(especially of a bird) To move rapidly downwards through the air
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“When birds swoop around en masse, how do they decide who does the steering?”
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Carry out a sudden attack, especially in order to make a capture or arrest
“Ten people were arrested after police swooped on a dozen addresses in south Manchester.”
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To spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
Noun
A swooping or snatching movement or action
“A swoop on a German lorry.”
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Drop or pounce
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A sudden swoop or spring
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A plunge head first into water
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Burglary, robbery
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A part of a curve, especially a part of the circumference of a circle
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