Meaning of swoop

Definition of swoop

(noun) (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale; "the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides"
a swift descent through the air
(verb) 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
seize or catch with a swooping motion

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