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Verb
(especially of a bird) Present participle for to move rapidly downwards through the air
“When birds swoop around en masse, how do they decide who does the steering?”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to move or travel very quickly
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Present participle for to physically plunge downward, especially headfirst and into water
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Present participle for to spring upon suddenly to attack or capture
Adjective
Moving or able to move through the air
“Across the water were four immature eagles soaring, swooping, and suffering the aggression of what we believe was a Merlin.”
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