"swoop" in the noun sense
1. swoop, slide
music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
"the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
a very rapid raid
a swift descent through the air
"swoop" in the verb sense
1. pounce, swoop
move down on as if in an attack
"The raptor swooped down on its prey"
"The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
3. swoop, swoop up
seize or catch with a swooping motion
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