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(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
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
swoop, swoop upverb
seize or catch with a swooping motion
an instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. uE000160914uE001 Sun Tzu
an act of rushedly doing something
Fortune's a right whore. If she give ought, she deals it in small parcels, that she may take away all at one swoop. uE000160915uE001 John Webster
passing quickly from one note to the next
to fly or glide downwards suddenly; to plunge (in the air) or nosedive
The lone eagle swooped down into the lake, snatching its prey, a small fish.
to move swiftly, as if with a sweeping movement, especially to attack something
The dog had enthusiastically swooped down on the bone.
Etymology: From swopen, from swapan.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Fall of a bird of prey upon his quarry.
Etymology: from the verb.
All my pretty ones?
Did you say all? What, all? O hellkite! all!
What, all my pretty chickens and their dam,
At one fell swoop? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The eagle fell into the fox’s quarters, and carried away a whole litter of cubs at a swoop. Roger L'Estrange.
Etymology: I suppose formed from the sound.
A fowl in Madagascar, called a ruck, the feathers of whose wings are twelve paces, can with as much ease swoop up an elephant as our kites do a mouse. John Wilkins.
This mould’ring piecemeal in your hands did fall,
And now at last you came to swoop it all. Dryden.
The physician looks with another eye on the medicinal herb than the grazing ox, which swoops it in with the common grass. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.
to fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken
to seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep
to descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to swoop
to pass with pomp; to sweep
a falling on and seizing, as the prey of a rapacious bird; the act of swooping
Etymology: [OE. swopen, usually, to sweep, As. swpan to sweep, to rush; akin to G. schweifen to rove, to ramble, to curve, OHG. sweifan to whirl, Icel. sveipa to sweep; also to AS. swfan to move quickly. Cf. Sweep, Swift, a. & n., Swipe, Swivel.]
Swoop is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers fictional series and toy line. He was first introduced in 1985 and was voiced by Michael Bell in the animated The Transformers series.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
swōōp, v.t. to sweep down upon: to take with a sweep: to catch while on the wing: to catch up.—v.i. to descend with a sweep.—n. the act of swooping: a seizing, as a bird on its prey. [A.S. swápan, to sweep; Ger. schweifen, to rove.]
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The numerical value of swoop in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of swoop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of swoop in a Sentence
You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly, people get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter.
In one fell swoop we can now see the same mental health benefits of marriage for same sex couples as heterosexual couples, the main reason there is a benefit to being in a legally recognized marriage is that it introduces a level of stability into a relationship. This is going to help change the social climate. Hearing the Supreme Court say this is OK will help couples feel like they're part of regular society.
United States's not like,' Oh, they just dump United States there,' united States love United States children. United States just can't take care of United States at that given moment. And United States's no reason why some American can swoop in here and snag them.
My biggest suggestion would be for the BRT just to start having conversations on a bipartisan basis on lifting the embargo. It doesn't necessarily have to happen or even should happen all in one fell swoop, but I think you look at the economic opportunities that are provided, they are significant.
There is no point in just breaking it off now. Imagine: we open everything in one fell swoop, then within two, three weeks we will be in a situation maybe even worse than before.
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