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English noun: swoop

1. swoop (communication) (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale


SamplesThe violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides.


Synonymsslide


Broader (hypernym)glissando


Domain categorymusic

2. swoop (act) a very rapid raid


Broader (hypernym)foray, maraud, raid

3. swoop (act) a swift descent through the air


Broader (hypernym)descent


English verb: swoop

1. swoop (motion) move down on as if in an attack


SamplesThe raptor swooped down on its prey.
The teacher swooped down upon the new students.


Synonymspounce


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)stoop

2. swoop (motion) move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)move

3. swoop (contact) seize or catch with a swooping motion


Synonymsswoop up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)snap, snatch, snatch up









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