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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 swoop /ˈswup/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swoop v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swooped p. pr. & vb. n. Swooping.]
 1. To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken.
 2. To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep.
    And now at last you came to swoop it all.   --Dryden.
    The grazing ox which swoops it [the medicinal herb] in with the common grass.   --Glanvill.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swoop, v. i.
 1. To descend with closed wings from a height upon prey, as a hawk; to stoop.
 2. To pass with pomp; to sweep. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Swoop, n. A falling on and seizing, as the prey of a rapacious bird; the act of swooping.
    The eagle fell, . . . and carried away a whole litter of cubs at a swoop.   --L'Estrange.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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