swoop

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to move swiftly, as if with a sweeping movement, especially to attack something

There was a person called Nana who ruled the nursery. Sometimes she took no notice of the playthings lying about, and sometimes, for no reason whatever, she went swooping about like a great wind and hustled them away in cupboards.

passing quickly from one note to the next
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. – John Webster.

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.

an instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward

One evening, when the Boy was going to bed, he couldn't find the china dog that always slept with him. Nana was in a hurry, and it was too much trouble to hunt for china dogs at bedtime, so she simply looked about her, and seeing that the toy cupboard door stood open, she made a swoop.

{v} to fall at once upon, catch up, strike
{n} the sudden fall or dash of a bird of prey
{f} sweep down from the sky (of a bird, etc.); attack suddenly and speedily; snatch, grab
To descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to stoop
a very rapid raid
to plunge downwards suddenly; to nosedive
To pass with pomp; to sweep
If police or soldiers swoop on a place, they go there suddenly and quickly, usually in order to arrest someone or to attack the place. The terror ended when armed police swooped on the car The drugs squad swooped and discovered 240 kilograms of cannabis. Swoop is also a noun. Police held 10 suspected illegal immigrants after a swoop on a German lorry
move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
1) To dive down to a formation or individual in freefall 2) To aggressively approach the landing area in order to produce a long, flat flare and an exciting landing
{i} assault, charge, raid; snatching, grabbing
To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken
If something is done in one fell swoop or at one fell swoop, it is done on a single occasion or by a single action. In one fell swoop the bank wiped away the tentative benefits of this policy
move down on as if in an attack; "The raptor swooped down on its prey"; "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"
To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep
to rushedly do something, as if it was done with a sweeping movement
a swift descent through the air
When a bird or aeroplane swoops, it suddenly moves downwards through the air in a smooth curving movement. More than 20 helicopters began swooping in low over the ocean The hawk swooped and soared away carrying something
a swift descent through the air a very rapid raid (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
seize or catch with a swooping motion
A falling on and seizing, as the prey of a rapacious bird; the act of swooping
seize or catch with a swooping motion move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc
swoop up
seize or catch with a swooping motion
one fell swoop
One stroke; one action or event with many results

they might be hanging about there or simply marauders ready to decamp with whatever boodle they could in one fell swoop at a moment's notice, your money or your life, leaving you there to point a moral, gagged and garrotted.

swooping
Present participle of swoop
at one fell swoop
all at once, simultaneously
swooped
past of swoop
swooping
The action of the verb to swoop
swooping
That swoops or swoop
swoops
plural of , swoop
swoops
third-person singular of swoop
swoop