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the act of plunging suddenly downward into or as if into water

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(music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale

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a very rapid raid

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a swift descent through the air

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move down on as if in an attack

move with a sweep, or in a swooping arc

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seize or catch with a swooping motion

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ANTI-TERROR cops investigating Islamic extremist groups arrested nine men in a dramatic motorway swoop.
There were swoops in the Ilford and Hackney areas of London, North Yorkshire, County Durham and Northumbria.
To kick off the launch of Swoops, Emmy and Tony award winner, Bebe Neuwirth, and Kathy Brier, currently starring in the hit Broadway musical Hairspray, will join Hershey in leading the countdown to illuminate the Swoops sign, the newest addition to the Hershey's Times Square store spectacular, the largest permanent fixture ever constructed on Broadway.
If Olson wants to turn left to swoop around a gate, she leans her body to the left and the snowboard swoops in the same direction.
Juste speculates that a bat swoops onto an unsuspecting bird and must disable it before plummeting to the ground.
Instead it comes in spurts as the kite swoops back and forth in front of the wind: The first impulse from wind hitting a surface is about four times stronger than a steady pull, Gharib said.
The central terminal is extremely simple in concept: a big hall with a roof that swoops upwards towards a great window-wall to the north.
A drugs watchdog yesterday warned it is planning a series of swoops on the Scots sex industry.
We are also affording businesses a way to advertise at no cost and increase their bottom line by offering swoops on our site.
WATER PALLAVER Back in the swim FOWL THROW n The startled gull drops its prey KID-NAP J The gull swoops WINGED FURY n Only for mum to rise from the water
A BOY aged just 16 was one of two people arrested when police found a pistol during drug swoops on houses in Birmingham.
More crack cocaine suspects across the region have appeared in court after a raid involving 400 police officers making early morning swoops across the UK.
Scotland Yard - which co-ordinated the swoops - think they may have thwarted a strike similar to the July 7 suicide bombs that killed 52 in London.
Similar swoops were taking place at exactly the same time in other parts of Coventry.
He said police were determined to take guns, knives and other dangerous weapons out of circulation by organised swoops