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noun 
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. (music) passing quickly from one note to the next
verb (intransitive)
  1. to plunge downwards suddenly; to nosedive
The lone hawk swooped down into the lake, snatching and devouring its prey, a small fish.
  1. to rushedly do something, as if it was done with a sweeping movement
The dog had enthusiastically swooped down on the bone.
Etymology: From swopen < swÄpan, to sweep


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