Definition for SWOOP

SWOOP, v.t. [This is probably from sweep, or the same root.]

  1. To fall on at once and seize; to catch while on the wing; as, a hawk swoops a chicken; a kite swoops up a mouse.
  2. To seize; to catch up; to take with a sweep. – Glanville.
  3. To pass with violence. [Not in use.] – Drayton.

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