Swoop



verb (used without object)
1.
to sweep through the air, as a bird or a bat, especially down upon prey.
2.
to come down upon something in a sudden, swift attack (often followed by down and on or upon):
The army swooped down on the town.
verb (used with object)
3.
to take, lift, scoop up, or remove with or as with one sweeping motion (often followed by up, away, or off):
He swooped her up in his arms.
noun
4.
an act or instance of swooping; a sudden, swift descent.
Idioms
5.
at / in one fell swoop, all at once or all together, as if by one blow:
The quake flattened the houses at one fell swoop.
verb
1.
(intransitive; usually foll by down, on, or upon) to sweep or pounce suddenly
2.
(transitive; often foll by up, away, or off) to seize or scoop suddenly
noun
3.
the act of swooping
4.
a swift descent
see: one fell swoop

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