- an instance, or the act of suddenly plunging downward
- The quality of decision is like the well-timed of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim. – Sun Tzu
- 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 . – John Webster
- (music) passing quickly from one note to the next
- to plunge downwards suddenly; to nosedive
Etymology: From swopen < swÄpan, to sweep
- The lone hawk swooped down into the lake, snatching and devouring its prey, a small fish.
- to rushedly do something, as if it was done with a sweeping movement
- The dog had enthusiastically swooped down on the bone.
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