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verb [intransitive]     swoop pronunciation in American English
/swup/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyswoop
he/she/itswoops
present participleswooping
past tenseswooped
past participleswooped
  1. 1
    to move quickly and suddenly downward through the air, especially in order to attack or catch someone or something

    The aircraft swooped down over the fields in search of its target.

    We watched the hawk swoop on its prey.

  2. 3
    to move quickly and confidently in a particular direction or to a particular place

    They swooped into the restaurant for a quick dinner.

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